Karwendel #17 by hannahschmucker on Flickr.

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Hávamál (English pronunciation: /ˈhɑːvəmɑːl/ HAH-və-mahl; “sayings of the high one”) is presented as a single poem in the Poetic Edda, a collection of Old Norse poems from the Viking age. The poem, itself a combination of different poems, is largely gnomic, presenting advice for living, proper conduct and wisdom.
The verses are attributed to Odin, much like the biblical Book of Wisdom is attributed to Solomon. The implicit attribution to Odin facilitated the accretion of various mythological material also dealing with Odin.[1]
For the most part composed in the metre Ljóðaháttr, a metre associated with wisdom verse, Hávamál is both practical and metaphysical in content. Following the gnomic “Hávamál proper” follows the Rúnatal, an account of how Odin won the runes, and the Ljóðatal, a list of magic chants or spells.[2]

Great to mention the Havamal, though I’m not sure it’s necessary to reference a non-canonical old testament book in explaining it.  And isn’t the Runatal part of the Havamal?

Floki is a boat builder among other things.
"I can tell which trees will make the best planks just by looking at them, I can look inside the tree."

Head in the clouds by Dominik Gruszczyk on Flickr.

Faded from the Winter on We Heart It.