Thursday 14 March 2013

Havamal Snippets 36: The value of self-sufficiency

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):
36. One’s own house is best,
small though it be;
at home is every one his own master.
Though he but two goats possess,
and a straw-thatched cot,
even that is better than begging.

Self sufficiency is more honourable than begging or behaving like a parasite, even though you may be poor.


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