If a man takes with him a mind full of sense
He can carry nothing better;
Nothing is worse to carry on your way
Than a head heavy with beer.
Beer isn't such a blessing to men
As it's supposed to be;
The more you swallow, the less you stay
The master of your mind.
The mind - stealing heron ( beer ) hovers over feasts
Waiting to seize men's wits;
That bird's feathers fettered me
When I came to Gunnlod's court.
I was drunk four sheets to the wind,
At Fjalar's feast;
From the best carousing a man will come
To his senses soon again.
Next article : Dwarves, (In two parts)
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love, and Thor's protection !