Falkenbach – Hávamál


Lyrics on original YouTube link

Country: Germany

Genre: Viking/Black Metal/Folk Metal

Lyrical Themes: Epic tales, heathenism, Lore, Norse Tales

So What is Hávamál? It is “the sayings of the high one.”  It is a single poem in the Poetic Edda. For those of you who don’t know what the Poetic Edda is, it is a collection of Old Norse poems from the Viking Age. Hávamál basically gives advice for proper living, good conduct and day to day wisdom. The verses themselves are attributed to the wisdom of Odin.

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Some Key Hávamál Quotes: 

FROM WISDOM FOR WANDERERS AND COUNSEL TO GUESTS

On courage and cowardice:

“A coward believes he will ever live
if he keep him safe from strife:
but old age leaves him not long in peace
though spears may spare his life.”

On mockery and judgement:

“The miserable man and evil minded
makes of all things mockery,
and knows not that which he best should know,
that he is not free from faults.”

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