Northern Wisdom: The Havamal, Tao of the Vikings
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The Orient has long shared its ancient wisdom, and so now do the Northmen.

Northern Wisdom presents ancient Viking parables and knowledge in a delightfully accessible modern format.

Combining Teachings on par with Buddha, Sun-Tzu, Myamoto Musashi, Nicollo Machiavelli & Lao Tzu, The Havamal sheds light on forgotten lore of the dark ages.

In the days of the shield-wall,...more
Kindle Edition, Kindle Edition, 238 pages
Published January 17th 2012 by Asgard Studios
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Celestial Elf
Very glad to have found a guide to and translation of the Havamal in Eoghan Odinsson's book Northern Wisdom: The Havamal, Tao of the Vikings. Superb introduction and I heartily agree with the comparison in contextual content of the Havamal with the Tao Te Ching.

I found the order of layout in this book to be unusual and thought provoking. That the author has placed his translated versions of the verses before the original source verses prioritizes the meanings in his translations over their sourc...more
Mony Dojeiji
The labour of love that began with Northern Lore now continues with Northern Wisdom.

In his typical engaging style, Odinsson has presented the most ancient of teachings in the most modern of languages. From the practical to the mystical, the wisdom of the Havamal is as relevant today as it was when it was first written centuries ago. Beautifully presented, this book is sure to be a welcome addition to any wisdom seeker's library. I learned a great deal reading it, and appreciate even more deeply...more
Spider Goddess
Excellent translation of the Havamal. This author did a great job of taking an old translation and making it current. I can tell that the author is passionate about the subject, and I cannot wait to read his book about Northern Plant Lore.
Maranda Russell
First off, I'm embarrassed to admit that until I read this book I had never even heard of The Havamal, but I am so glad I came upon this version. I think one of the things I liked best about this book is that it updates the ancient wisdom of the Norse into language that we can understand today, but it also includes the original version. I really enjoyed comparing the new and old versions. The old version is told in beautiful poetic language, but is a bit difficult to decipher. The new version is...more
Pilla
I'm up to verse 112. Odin wrote these poems as life lessons, and I'm enjoying reading them!
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Canadian born Eoghan Odinsson is an award winning journalist and author with a lifelong passion for the knowledge of our Northern forefathers – or “folk lore”. Literally, the knowledge of our people.

Graduating from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland with his Masters of Science degree, he subsequently taught for the University, and was a dissertation advisor for graduate students.

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