The Tree Of Youth
Odin in the early times realized the Gods would very soon grow old,
So with Vili and Ve he traveled to the tree with apples made of gold.
They held a holy ritual until the brightness of the day had gone dark,
The brothers chanted magic spells and carved runes upon its bark.
Then they called upon the Goddess Idunn to guard their precious fruit,
And built for her a beautiful golden hall upon the holy tree's magic root.
The mighty Gods no longer worry that they will grow old and gray, or die,
For in Idunn's holy bag are held the apples that keep them young and spry.
- Glenn Bergen, Copyright, 2013.