Thursday 21 March 2013

Havamal Snippets 38: Be on-guard when you are exposed

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):
38. Leaving in the field his arms,
let no man go
a foot’s length forward;
for it is hard to know
when on the way
a man may need his weapon.

The open country could easily be substituted for a modern urban environment, be it a large city or a medium town, there are potential hostiles all around. Indeed, instead of physical terrain you could subsitute a mental terrain, for instance be warey of liars, cheats, con-artists etc.


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