'Waes Hael'

I am Odin, the All-Father.

One-eyed, I sacrificed my eye for a draught of Mimir's Well of Wisdom.

I hung for nine days upon Yggdrassil, the cosmic tree, and gained knowledge of the runes. Runes that I carved with magic, upon the spear Gungnir, cut from the sacred wood of Yggrassil.

With my wolves, Geri and Freki at my side, I am mounted upon the eight legged Sleipnir, swiftest of steeds, and attended by Hugin ('thought') and Munin ('memory'), my ravens, who bring me news of the nine worlds.

Waes Hael!