The Hávamál Project – Verse 78

 

Cattle die, and kinsmen die,

And so one dies one's self;

One thing now, that never dies,

The fame of a dead man's deeds.

 

-Hávamál v78, Bellows translation


This is one of the most quoted verses from The Hávamál. It is the verse that made Sam Flegal want to start illustrating The Hávamál, and the first ink drawing he did for the project.