ODIN'S WOLVES & RAVENS
from Snorri Sturluson's Edda

The food that stands on [Odin's] table he gives to two wolves of his called Geri [Greedy One] and Freki [Greedy One]. He himself needs no food: wine is for him both drink and meat. Thus it says here:

Geri and Freki the battle-accustomed father of hosts feeds, but on wine alone splendidly weaponed Odin ever lives.

Two ravens sit on his shoulders and speak into his ear all the news they see or hear. Their names are Huginn [Thought] and Muninn [Memory]. He sends them out at dawn to fly over all the world and they return at dinner-time. As a a result he gets to find out about many events. From this he gets the name Hrafnaguð [Raven-God].

* Stained-glass window designed by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, realized by Brian James Waugh
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