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Do You Know Me?

 

"Do you know me, Shadow?" said Wednesday. He rode his wolf with his head high.
His right eye glittered and flashed, his left eye was dull. He wore a cloak with a deep, monklike cowl,
and his face stared out from the shadows. "I told you I would tell you my names. This is what they call me.

 

I am called Glad-of-War, Grim, Raider, and Third.
I am One-Eyed. I am called Highest, and True-Guesser.
I am Grimnir, and I am the Hooded One.
I am All-Father, and I am Gondlir Wand-Bearer.
I have as many names as there are winds,
as many titles as there are ways to die.
My ravens are Huginn and Muninn, Thought and Memory;
my wolves are Freki and Geri; my horse is the gallows." 

 

Two ghostly-gray ravens, like transparent skins of birds, landed on Wednesday's shoulders,
pushed their beaks into the side of Wednesday's head as if tasting his mind,
and flapped out into the world once more.

 

Neil Gaiman

 

Quote from: "American Gods: A Novel"
 

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