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HAVAMAL
Also known as HÁVAMÁL, POETIC-EDDA

Odin reveals all in candid autobiography shocker

The Sayings Of The High One. This is ODIN's very own autobiography in verse. Here's a genuine extract, showing ODIN's wit and wisdom:

Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3
Praise day in the evening,
A wife, when dead,
A weapon when tried,
A maid, when married,
Ice, when it's crossed,
Ale, when it's drunk.

Although the exact authorship, date and publisher of the HAVAMAL is unknown, we can tell you that it forms part of the Poetic Edda (circa 850 A.D.) and was voted Book of the Year by the Runic Chronicle.

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Article last updated on 10 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT HAVAMAL : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : HAVAMAL
Location : Scandinavia
Gender : Sorry, we don't know
Type : Other
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HÁVAMÁL, POETIC-EDDA
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