Books, mythology, Philosophy

The Wisdom of Nines…

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The Norse version of this myth is quite specific.

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Kvasir is the wisest man around.

He utilises a ‘wider context’ to solve peoples’ problems.

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Odin attains wisdom

after nine nights on the world tree.

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As the prelude to questing for the potent brew

he overcomes ‘nine thralls’.

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It is only after the addition of honey,

by the dwarfs, that poetic skill is mentioned,

but honey and poetry may have already been synonymous.

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There seems to be some sort of equation between

emotion and poetry

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All of this adds further weight to the notion,

that by applying blood, sweat, and tears,

we too can acquire wisdom.

7 thoughts on “The Wisdom of Nines…”

  1. Do we believe that blood, sweat and tears will give us the answers to the puzzle of the nines? I think we DO have to think about it, but blood, sweat and tears seems to be too much. But answers do not come without some work; that id definitely true.

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