rune poem 9(HAGALAZ), havamal 9
Hail is the coldest of grain(see note below)
...Simply, a hail storm...
and shower of sleet
and sickness of serpents
..which could destroy...
Hail is the whitest of grain;
it is whirled from the vault of heaven
and is tossed about by gusts of wind
and then it melts into water
...but when allowed to pass by and treated with
patience whether we're in the middle of it or not,
will eventually calm down and return to peace once
note: The Old Norse poem which is the first above had
been cut down to one line(There were 2 lines in the
translation used), so no mention will be made of the
There are many 'storms' in life. We avoid such at
times, but not at other times. Handled correctly and
with proper living, the 'storm' calms, to be replaced
once more by 'clear skies'
..'Water, too, that he may wash before eating
Hand cloths and a hearty welcome
Courteous words, then courteous silence
that he may tell his tale
Indeed, we must make our honoured guests feel welcome
with the means that are available to us, but guests
must also remember that they are guests and not the
lords or ladies of the household. The host offers, but
the guest must also learn how and when to refuse, and
not to ask for too much
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