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Two within the Tree

Ye Two within the bent boughs---of High One's hallowed Tree,
Ever watchful and ay alert---all Nine-Worlds Ye shall see.

Munnin of ur-Memory---Thewful Huginn of Thought,
Warders of the Norn's weavings---tend to that which is wrought.

Past becoming Present---as Present becomes the Past,
Within Urth's Well Ye wit---Perthro's power being cast.

Naught is hidden from Thy hugh---all is sought and is seen,
As once again Ye Two view---all things are growing and green.

Our Gods and Goddesses---held anew in highest esteem,
Eternal as the Earth---never gone nor but a dream.

As in erstwhile days Ye see---atop Ygg's sacred Tree-steed,
Heathens gathering again---to hold high the horn of mead.

With boasts of worthy deeds---and Wih-oaths to Eldest Kin,
Troth, trust, and timeless bonds---X-changed betwixt Gods and Men.

Hail Huginn and Munnin---on strong shoulders Ye Two abide,
All-seeing through All-time---wings spread wide to soar and glide.

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Image: Alan Brooks, 1914

Authorīs Notes:

Hugh (also hugr, hidge, or hyge)--Intellect or mind
Perthro--(Dice-cup or container used for casting lots) The 14th rune of the Elder Futhark--which has been described as a symbol for Orlog, as well as the rune of time which is also expressed by the Norns. As such, part of Perthro's essence is that of "constant change--that always remains the same."
Thewful--Mighty, strong.
X--The shape of the 7th rune of the Elder Futhark, Gebo (Gift), which in part expresses that which is exchanged between gods and men, as well as the ecstasy of the exchange.
Source used for rune information--"Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic" by Edred Thorsson.