The Home of The Norse and The Gods,Yggdrasil

by Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M February. 08, 2013 3033 views

Havamàl

I hung on a wind swept gallows
For nine long nights,
Pierced by a spear, pledged to Odin,
Offered, myself to myself
The wisest know not from whence spring
The roots of that ancient rood.
They gave me no bread,
They gave me no mead,
I looked down
With a loud cry
I took up runes;
From that tree I fell.

Nine lays of power
I learned from the famous Bolthor, Bestla' s father:
He poured me a draught of precious mead,
Mixed with magic Odrerir.

Waxed and throve well;
Word from word gave words to me,
Deed from deed gave deeds to me.

Runes you will find, and readable staves,
Very strong staves,
Very stout staves,
Staves that Bolthor stained,
Made by mighty powers,
Graven by the prophetic God.

For the Gods by Odin, for the Elves by Dain,
By Dvalin, too, for the Dwarves,
By Asvid for the hateful Giants,
And some I carved myself
Thund, before man was made, scratched them,
Who rose first, fell thereafter.

Know how to cut them,
know how to read them,
Know how to stain them,
know how to prove them,
Know how to evoke them,
know how to score them,
Know how to send them,
know how to send them.

Better not to ask than to over pledge
As a gift that demands a gift.
Better not to send
Than to slay too many.

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Alicja 7 years, 11 months ago

Breathtaking capture! I love it SO much!

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Christa 7 years, 11 months ago

Splendid Liz... the stars are on the ground... to favs.

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Alan Watson Grey 7 years, 11 months ago

Beautiful poetry, one of my favorites...

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Juhã¡Szn㩠ÉVa 7 years, 11 months ago

szép kép!

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Sara G 7 years, 11 months ago

Magnificent shot, Liz..love the sparkles in the moonlit snow..great capture of shadows..

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Mike Meliska 7 years, 11 months ago

Love the shadows.....

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Vivienne Albiston 7 years, 11 months ago

Love the composition and those shadows.

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Josy 7 years, 11 months ago

This image stages the words and it is a pleasure !!

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Stuey 7 years, 11 months ago

That is award winning and went straight to my favorites. Absolutely amazing, once again I stand in Awe!

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sabina Ibrahimović 7 years, 11 months ago

Great !

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 11 months ago

Instant favorite.

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Mallusatish Reddy 7 years, 11 months ago

Excellent work.superb pome very nice~!~

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Michael Lucas 7 years, 11 months ago

Great shot and contrast !

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Rob Gant 7 years, 11 months ago

o.0 Wow amazing Liz I love it and its spooky too

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 7 years, 11 months ago

These Gods were much more imaginative and full of emotions than the gods from nowadays. Your picture reminds very well those ancient norse Gods.

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Patricia Gonzales 7 years, 11 months ago

I am taken away by this image and poem!
I think it's supreme work and I love the feeling here!
I have often wanted to attempt to capture the sparkles in the snow!
MAGICAL~

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 7 years, 11 months ago

Amazing post.

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 11 months ago

Wow, what a dramatic capture, perfectly executed!! So powerful....and to my faves!

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 7 years, 11 months ago

Haunting captures.....................................

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Astrid 7 years, 11 months ago

Very pretty!

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Ann Garratty 7 years, 11 months ago

The sparkles in the snow are magical... what a lovely picture... very moody!

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 7 years, 11 months ago

Waxing lyrical so early Lizette?
Have you been dreaming?
Dark and ominous ... Snow and sunshine.

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Nynke 7 years, 11 months ago

Gorgeous image!
I've always loved the word "Yggdrasil".... the tree of life, connecting high and low through its branches and roots...
[i]"An ash I know there stands,
Yggdrasill is its name,
a tall tree, showered
with shining loam.
From there come the dews
that drop in the valleys.
It stands forever green over
Urðr's well."[/i]

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