Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Toast to Odin

I sing of All-Father Odin,
slayer of Baugi's thralls, son of Borr,
who sacrificed the soul's window to be counted among the wise,
giver of battles won, grandson of Buri,
who breathed life into Ask and Embla on the sea-flecked strand,
best-steed-rider, father of slain Baldr,
who whispered Vafthrudnir's doom 'ere Hyrroken's burden set sail;
and so hail to you, Hanged God,
giver of poetry, giver of wisdom, giver of fury, giver of all good things!
Hail Odin!

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