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~ By Courtesy of Others ~

Odin Song                                 Odin Song MP3
                                                            Odin Song - Sheet Music
Upon the Tree for nine long nights,
He hung to win the runes of might,
He won the runes of might,
Upon the Tree for nine long nights,
He won the runes of might...

Before him run two wolves grey,
What´s offered to him is their prey,
His offerings are their prey,
Before him run two wolves grey,
His offerings are their prey...

His ravens wing across the sky,
Their names are Thought and Memory,
Thought and Memory,
His ravens wing across the sky,
Thought and Memory...

His valkyries fare above the fray
And choose the slain to bear away,
The slain they bear away,
His valkyries fare above the fray
The slain they bear away...

Three nights of love in Gunnlodh´s bed,
Won him inspiration´s mead,
Won the poet´s mead,
Three nights of love in Gunnlodh´s bed,
Won the poet´s mead...

He views the worlds from Hlithskjalf high,
The dark well holds his other eye,
The dark well holds his eye,
He views the worlds from Hlithskjalf high,
The dark well holds his eye...

Valfather to the gallows goes,
The secrets of the slain he knows,
The slain man´s secrets he knows,
Valfather to the gallows goes,
The slain man´s secrets he knows...

He casts his spear above the fray,
Gives those who serve him victory,
He gives the victory,
He casts his spear above the fray,
He gives the victory...

Nine worlds he wanders, from them all,
Brings wisdom, welcome to our hall,
Brings wisdom to our hall,
Nine worlds he wanders, from them all,
Brings wisdom to our hall...

(When invoking, change "he", "his" etc. to "you", "your".)

© Lyrics: Diana L. Paxson
Music: Based on a Scandinavian folk song, adapted by Diana.
Vocals: Michaela Macha
© Odin Image, Sheet Music: Diana L. Paxson.

Diana is member of The Troth and Gyđja of the seidh group Hrafnar.

 

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