The Sayings of the Vikings, by Jonasson, Bjorn
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- ISBN: 9789979907008 | 9979907002
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 5/1/2002
Havamal is the words of wisdom which served as spiritual provisions for the Vikings on their long journeys over the rough sea to discover new lands. These sayings give a clear picture of their view of and attitude to life. Havamal tells you how to treat guests, how to behave, and advises about the art of living, friendship, money, happiness, eating, travelling, and even positive thinking. Havamal tells you how to use power; tells you about the nature of secrecy, explains foresight and agility, extravagance and moderation. Havamal has often been compared to the old Chinese book of the Tao (the Way), which could be called the wisdom of the east. In the same manner the Havamal is well described as The Wisdom of the North Book jacket.