Sunday, 17 March 2013

Havamal Snippets 37: Self-sufficiency is more honourable than parasatism

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):
37. One’s own house is best,
small though it be,
at home is every one his own master.
Bleeding at heart is he,
who has to ask
for food at every meal-tide.

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


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