Odin (from Havamal)

“Cut wood in a wind,
row boats in a breeze,
save sex for the darkness,
the eyes of day are everywhere;
sail a ship for its swiftness,
use a shield for shelter,
use a sword for severing
and a cutie for kissing.”
  • This quote comes from stanza 82 of Hávamál (Sayings of the High One), an old poem which was preserved in the 13th-century Poetic Edda which was produced anonymously in Iceland. The translation is by David A. H. Evans (Viking Society for Northern Research, 1986).


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