The Words of Odin the High One
from the Elder or Poetic Edda(Sæmund's Edda)
Wisdom for Wanderers and Counsel to Guests (verses 1-79)2.
Maxims for All Men (verses 80-88)3.
Lessons for Lovers (verses 89-93)4.
Odin's Love Quests (verses 94-100)5.
Odin's Quest after the Song Mead (verses 101-108)6.
The Counseling of the Stray-Singer (verses 109-136)7.
Odin's Quest after the Runes (verses 137-144)8.
The Song of Spells (verses 145-164)
Wisdom for Wanderers and Counsel to Guests
1.At every door-way,ere one enters,one should spy round,one should pry roundfor uncertain is the wittingthat there be no foeman sitting,within, before one on the floor2.Hail, ye Givers! a guest is come;say! where shall he sit within?Much pressed is he who fain on the hearthwould seek for warmth and weal.