Saturday, March 28, 2009

Death Song

"It gladdens me to know that Balder’s father makes ready the benches for a banquet. Soon we shall be drinking ale from the curved horns. The champion who comes into Odin’s dwelling does not lament his death. I shall not enter his hall with words of fear upon my lips. The Æsir will welcome me. Death comes without lamenting. Eager am I to depart. The Dísir summon me home, those whom Odin sends for me from the halls of the Lord of Hosts. Gladly shall I drink ale in the high-seat with the Æsir. The days of my life are ended. I laugh as I die." ~Ragnar Lodbrock


GSV JR said...

I failed that "Semiotics" class I took about 10 yrs ago, so I'm not so sharp when the swan song starts.

Tell me this aint the end, Denny?