So says Voluspa: All know I, Odin, where the eye thou hiddest, In the wide-
renowned well of Mimir; Mimir drinks mead every morning From Valfather's wage.
Wit ye yet, or what ? The third root of the Ash stands in heaven; and under that
root is ...
It is said further: Himinbjorg 't is called, where Heimdallr, they say, Aye has his
housing; There the gods' sentinel drinks in his snug hall Gladly good mead. And
furthermore, he himself says in Heimdalar-galdr: I am of nine mothers the
The she-goat, she who is called Heidriin, stands up in Valhall and bites the
needles from the limb of that tree which is very famous, and is called Laeradr;
and from her udders mead runs so copiously, that she fills a tun every day. That
tun is so ...
... Freyja, Gefjun, Idunn, Gerdr,Sigyn, Fulla, Nanna. It seemed glorious to JEgir to
look about him in the hall: the wain- scottings there were all hung with fair shields
; there was also stinging mead, copiously quaffed. The man seated next to iEgir ...
The kettle is named Odrerir, and the vats Son and Bodn; they blended honey with
the blood, and the outcome was that mead by the virtue of which he who drinks
becomes a skald or scholar. The dwarves reported to the iEsir that Kvasir had ...
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