I know that I hung on a windy tree
nine long nights,
wounded with a spear, dedicated to Odin,
myself to myself,
on that tree of which no man knows
from where its roots run

Above: Petrus Christus -Madonna of a Dry Tree (c. 1460-1473)
Quotation: from the ancient Hávamál - the Rúnatal or Óðins Rune Song


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