Poetic Edda Studys Group

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Poetic Edda Studys Group

This is a group for all people (though mainly peoples of Germanic Heathenism) who are interested in and want to better understand the Poetic Edda. I welcome everyone to join and give their interpertations and opinions. Please stay on topic.

Members: 42
Latest Activity: Jan 21

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Voluspa

Started by David Carron. Last reply by Norse/Ned Jan 21, 2012. 12 Replies

Only way to start is at the Beginning: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%B6lusp%C3%A1…Continue

The Wisdom of the Hovamol

Started by Jeff Singer. Last reply by ShadowCat Dec 23, 2010. 9 Replies

This thread will be dedicated to The Hovamol and its wonderful wisdom, i will add a new stanza every couple of days. The only thing i ask is we stay on topic and that after i add a new stanza we will…Continue

Spoken Lore

Started by David Carron. Last reply by Freya Aug 21, 2010. 2 Replies

www.spokenlore.podbean.comAll of the Poetic Edda (and more) in half-hourish podcast oral format.  Just like the ancestors intended.  :)Continue

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Comment by ShadowCat on January 3, 2011 at 2:46am

There are quite a few verse that can be applied to daily life.This is one I think is very important in these uncertain times:

 

Let a man never stir on his road a step
without his weapons of war;
for unsure is the knowing when need shall arise
of a spear on the way without.

 

Now I do not habitually carry a spear, but I don't go anywhere without at least one pocket knife.

 

Also, I believe that my day is not well spent unless I have learned at least one thing. This verse gives a bit of counsel on how to go about learning:

Happy is he who hath in himself
praise and wisdom in life;
for oft doth a man ill counsel get
when 'tis born in another's breast.

 

From this I gather that learning is through personal experience. Something that another tells you may not be in fact truth; you must verify for yourself what is true.

Comment by ShadowCat on December 25, 2010 at 4:18pm
Woot! Let's get this group kicking again! As long as there are at least 2 active members we can have a study! <3
Comment by John Craig on December 25, 2010 at 1:18pm
After you finish the first Havamol you should try to find the other translations, there are several and each is different.
Comment by Hail Thor on December 24, 2010 at 2:34pm
Hello - just joined, still reading through the Hovamol.
Comment by Vincent Enlund on September 20, 2010 at 2:56pm
Just joined the group and I thought I would say Hello.

Hello.

:)
Comment by Jeff Singer on September 12, 2010 at 2:59pm
no one ever really participated
Comment by John Craig on September 5, 2010 at 12:09am
There doesn't seem to be much activity here so far.
But then again, I ain't been very active myself.
 

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