Sunday, February 03, 2008

Wood of the Yggdrasl

Today is my favourite patriotic date in Argentina, when the battle of Caseros was fought, a battle of 5 hours with very few losses; this historic battle was decisive for argentinian history, and the national constitution was granted thanks to the victory of the rebellion. The first constitutional president was a general from my province, and several future presidents of the country participated in this battle.
Related to this, when I was a kid, the literature of Jorge Luis Borges introduced me to the pleasure of the norse mythology, all tinted with a code of Courage, Truth, Honour and Discipline.

More serpents lie under the ash of Yggdrasill
than any fool can imagine:
Goin and Moin, they are Grafvitnir's sons,
Grabak and Grafvollud,
Ofnir and Svafnir I think forever will
bite on the tree's branches.

From the Grímnismál (Sayings of Grímnir), Konungsbók (Codex Regius).


Oliviah said...

Very fluid

runnerfrog said...

"We are such stuff
As dreams are made on"

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