Havamal Part 5 - Stanzas 111-137 - Words for Loddfafnir - Northern Myths Podcast 20

Havamal Part 5 - Stanzas 111-137 - Words for Loddfafnir - Northern Myths Podcast 20

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In this episode we cover the 3rd major section of the Havamal, the Words of Loddfafnir. This section is presented as Odin telling a young man, Loddfafnir, many great pieces of wisdom. It summarizes many of the themes from the prior two sections and includes new and interesting wisdom of its own. This is our fifth episode on the Havamal, and there is only one more to go!

This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern Europe. Join us as we learn about Norse Mythology, Jungian Archetypes, and much more. Dan and Luke have a passion for mythology, and together we hope to explore these myths and legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

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The Poetic Edda is the primary original source for the myths and legends of Norse Mythology. The Poetic Edda includes everything from the creation of the world to its destruction in Ragnarok, from the adventures of Thor to the wisdom of Odin. We are exploring these timeless stories to learn how the Norse people understood the world, and how we can apply their worldview to life today.

The Havamal is the collection of poetry attributed to Odin. It is included in the Poetic Edda and is a core element of Norse Mythology. The Havamal is a book of wisdom full of contraditions. At once it is an example of how to live and a cautionary tale mistakes to avoid. Included in the Havamal are the stories of the winning of the mead of poetry and Odin's sacrifice of himself to himself to discover the runes.