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A legacy to last. 
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Three laughing children of Heimdall,
within the circle of the great-serpents hall;

They know the wyrd wheel can only roll down the foot-hill;
They seek word-fame while they can still.

To be worthy of remembrance and to stand in the grave;
And to never kneel, like a bond ridden slave.

With joyous enthusiasm they set upon their tasks;
Each beings wears their choosing of masks.

For names and personality are but a mask we wear,
But ensure it is of your choosing before you share.

The first called Skogir built a great hall carved by hand that reflected Baldr's light,
Wood's bane though ended his legacy when Thor's hammer fell upon it late one night.

The second called Steinn built a hall torn from the body of a mountain.
His weapons forged of mountains blood brought what is coveted by dragons yet lacking from Urd's fountain.

He thought his legacy, seed and word-fame secure
Yet victory brought complacency, the torch bearers bred to a blood less pure.

Not long in the eyes of the divine; the great-womb retook what Steiner had built.
For anything not reborn will one day wilt.

The third called Blóð-Bál observed that a legacy built without a foundation,
Will eventually crumble with any lamentation.

Like any hall the corner stones stay where once a build stood,
And the descendants could build upon what we they could.

A hall built of serpents blood, Kvasir's mead and a well of Yddrassil's base,
A similar thing worked for ones of the Jealous god's race.

With no lands or wealth of their own,
Their stories kept them together when all hope's bird had flown.

Blóð-Bál's hall became purified at every season,
His name never forgotten, for this very reason.

Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:55 am

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Thought provoking.

Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:24 pm
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