Havamal Study Version by The Asatru Community, Inc.
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In the spirit of Nordic cooperation, Norhalla, Inc. has worked with The Asatru Community, Inc. in their endeavor to present a study guide for the Havamal.
Havamal Study Version Presented by: The Asatru Community, Inc.
The Hávamál is a well loved resource of verses that gives guidance on how a Norse Pagan can live a more balanced life through the wisdom and insight of our ancestors. Although it was written in the 13th century, Modern day Heathens can still gain guidance into how to live each day wisely in the 21st century.
This is The Asatru Community, Inc’s compilation; and was put together as a volume to give to all the Heathen military men and women who honor our community and this country with their brave acts of service.
It has taken many months to publish this version of the poem found in the Codex Regius, and we hope that it gives comfort and inspiration to our men and women in uniform who work tirelessly to ensure that freedom and liberty remain available to all; which follows very much in step with the mindset and ideals of our Norse forebears: Independence, adaptation, perseverance, and overcoming adversity.
“He is truly wise who’s travelled far and knows the ways of the world. He who has travelled Can tell what spirit governs the men he meets.”
~ Always look to kith and kindred for strength, and always look to the Gods for guidance. *Skal!
Hávamál is presented as a single poem in the Codex Regius, a collection of Old Norse poems from the Viking age. The poem, itself a combination of different poems, is largely gnomic, presenting advice for living, proper conduct and wisdom.
The verses are attributed toOdin; the implicit attribution to Odin facilitated the accretion of various mythological material also dealing with the same deity.