Sunday, 21 April 2013

Havamal Snippets 47: The Nordic equivalent of the Prodigal son

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):
47. I was once young,
I was journeying alone,
and lost my way;
rich I thought myself,
when I met another.
Man is the joy of man.

The Nordic equivalent of the biblical story of the prodigal son?  After all it's about a man who became lost and then had the experience of finding others again.  And it is certainly much shorter!


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