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Song of the Runes

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Song of the Runes

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Sigurd on Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:43 pm

I know that I hung on a wind swept tree,
Nine whole days and nine nights,
Wounded by the spear,
A sacrifice to Odin,
Myself to myself --
Bound to that tree which no man knows,
How deep the roots of it run.
No one gave me bread,
Nor anyone gave me drink.
Down to the deepest depths I peered,
Until I saw the runes.
With a roaring cry I seized them up,
Shrieking I grabbed them.
Then dizzy and fainting I fell.
Then began I to thrive,
And wisdom to get,
I grew and well I was;
Each word led me on to another word,
Each deed led to another deed.
Hidden runes shall you seek,
And interpret many signs,
Many symbols of might and power.
By the great singers are they painted.
By the high powers are they fashioned,
Carved by the utterer of the gods.
For the gods graved Odin,
For the elves graved Dain,
For the dwarves graved Dvalin,
For the giants graved Thrym,
And I for myself --
Graved runes for the sons of men.
Thus Odin graved ere the world began;
Then he rose from the deep, and came again.

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