|Georg von Rosen - Oden som vandringsman, 1886|
In a vision I saw mighty Odin, one-eyed and bearded and cloaked in darkest night. With spear in hand and two wolves at his side he strode across the land. From high in the heavens sharp-eyed ravens shared their intelligence with him.
I have watched in my dreams as he reaches the great ash Yggdrasil. From its nine limbs he hung for nine days in spear-wounded sacrifice to learn the secret of language and the runes.
The same secret torments my dreams as I follow the same path, so I too can visit all the worlds of gods and men.