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Gladstone
Wednesday, March 17th, 2004, 10:03 PM
A fantastic link to the oral literature of Iceland, the Eddas

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/poe/#index

Hearing I ask, from the holy races,
From Heimdall's sons, both high and low;
Thou wilt, Valfather, that well I relate
Old tales I remember, of men long ago

Volupso
1st Stanza

Reynisdrangar Off The Coast Of Iceland
http://www.10thmountain.com/wool/reynsid.jpg

Phill
Friday, March 19th, 2004, 09:43 PM
I actually read though most of that not too long ago. Same site also.

One part that particularly stuck out in my mind was from the 'hovamol.'

"95. The head alone knows | what dwells near the heart,
A man knows his mind alone;
No sickness is worse | to one who is wise
Than to lack the longed-for joy."

Gladstone
Saturday, March 20th, 2004, 05:07 AM
I actually read though most of that not too long ago. Same site also.

One part that particularly stuck out in my mind was from the 'hovamol.'

"95. The head alone knows | what dwells near the heart,
A man knows his mind alone;
No sickness is worse | to one who is wise
Than to lack the longed-for joy."

Yeah. Some of it is quite insightful. :)

:hveđrungur:
Sunday, December 5th, 2004, 06:42 PM
I actually read though most of that not too long ago. Same site also.

One part that particularly stuck out in my mind was from the 'hovamol.'

"95. The head alone knows | what dwells near the heart,
A man knows his mind alone;
No sickness is worse | to one who is wise
Than to lack the longed-for joy."
Hávamál* ;)