I have an embarrassing admission.
Do you have any idea how many times I’ve listened to this without realizing the bit at the end is from the Hávamál?
The answer is a lot. Like, a lot a lot.
That … adds a whole new level to it – especially since it’s the Gestaþáttr.
I love Sólstafir, and I love Valhalla Rising – and the combination of them together, especially condensed and excised like this, is sheer Odinic perfection. Just like the LÁGNÆTTI conjures Iceland like nothing else. My all-time favorite is Fjara, which is so Freyja-Óðr it’s painful to watch at times.