Her Weregild

For Gullveig, and for Loki.

I will pay her weregild
I’ll pay her weight in gold
though you’ve made it so expensive,
I’ve done it once before.

I will pay her weregild
I’ll haul her weight in gold
I’ll hold her heart beneath my heart –
I’ve done it all before.

2 thoughts on “Her Weregild”

  1. Wow.
    Such a lovely poem.
    Many folks have theories as to why He ate Her heart….but I love this the best. What an evocative and powerful interpretation ❤
    Thank you for sharing this powerful poem!
    Do you mind if I reblog it on my blog?

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