Thursday 17 January 2013

Havamal Snippets 20: A Cause of Obesity

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):
20. A greedy man,
if he be not moderate,
eats to his mortal sorrow.
Oftentimes his belly
draws laughter on a silly man,
who among the prudent comes. 
William the Conqueror evidently didn't pay any attention to this or the following stanza. Mind you he was a Christian. Nor did the Christian Henry the VIII read the text, as he to suffered from overeating.


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