Sunday, 24 March 2013

Havamal Snipets 39: Even generous men should accept rewards gladly

It's Wednesday (Woden/Odin's Day) which means that it's time for another verse from the Havamal 'Sayings of the High One - Odin'. The poem full of wisdom, both everyday and ethereal. (The poem can be found in full HERE):
39. I have never found a
man so bountiful,
or so hospitable
that he refused a present;
of his property
so liberal
that he scorned a recompense.

Even generous men should accept rewards gladly. If you were constantly giving all of the time and never reciving, then you would enter into a deficit. We are only finite beings after all.


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