The Cowboy Hávamál

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Jackson Crawford, a professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, translated the first 79 verses of the Havamal, a Viking poem, from Old Norse into American cowboy dialect.

The Cowboy Havamal is full of practical wisdom that is just as relevant to the present day as the age in which it was written.

If it weren’t copyrighted, I would copy the whole thing onto my web log.  As it is, I just reblog his translation.  Go below the fold to get to the translated verses.

I found the link on The Tinfoil Hat Society web log.

Update 10/5/2018

Dr. Jackson Crawford evidently has taken the text of his Cowboy Havamal down from the web, but he recites it in the YouTube video above.

Also, he does make available a satirical spoof,  the Tattúínárdøi Saga | Star Wars as an Icelandic saga.

Update 10/13/2018

In these two videos, Dr. Crawford discusses Viking ideals of manliness.

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