Thursday 25 April 2013

Havamal Snippets 48: How men live in masculine times

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):

48. Liberal and brave men live best,
they seldom cherish sorrow;
but a base-minded man
dreads everything;
the niggardly is uneasy even at gifts.


In masculine times generosity and valiance are valued, in feminine times hoarding and paranoia are commonplace.


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