The Hávamál Norse Mythology Book – 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.