Håvamål (The speach of Odin)
The first poem in the Elder Edda, which was written in Iceland in pre-Christian times. Håvamål means "the tall ones speech", ie the god Odin, and is a collection of ancient Nordic god and wisdom poetry. The poem expresses the human wisdom of life in the form of proverbs. Wisdom, temperance, morality, care, courage, friendship and legacy are important values..