Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A-Z: Valhalla

Valhalla's high hall, 'gainst wild tempest proof,
Spears are its pillars, and shields are its roof!
Battle-axes carve the feast,
Coats of mail for ev'ry guest
Drape the walls, support the board;
Valhalla, home of Odin, God,
On Asgard's height, is the delight
Of Aesir, working deeds of might.

–– Julia Clinton Jones Valhalla, The Myths of Norseland: A Saga, in Twelve Parts

Complete text available at Odin's Gift.