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.
“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.
What is Havamal?
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 to Odin; the implicit attribution to Odin facilitated the accretion of various mythological material also dealing with the same deity.
Includes original Icelandic text by: Hávamál - Gestaþáttur From the book Eddukvæði, Ólafur Briem, Skálholt, 1968, Reykjavík
Plus translation by: Olive Bray Hávamál - Wisdom for Wanderers and Counsel to Guests The Elder or Poetic Edda, edited and translated by Olive Bray
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.3 inches