By John Garrison
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Daily Asatru provides you with a different stanza from two poems of the Poetic Edda each day. The Havamal, and the Voluspa. The stanzas are presented in order so the app can also be used as a tool to memorize these great works.
Each of the poems is presented in two different translations, one by Henry Adams Bellows and the other by Olive Bray. This allows you to pick your favorite, or use both to glean the most meaning from the words.
The app also features a page that will give you a random rune each day. The rune is presented with its name, meaning, and the rune poem associated with it. This section can be used to provide a daily meditation.
What's New in Version 2.0
There are several important changes in this version.
The app will now tell you the day of, and the day before an Asatru holiday. It is programmed with 30 holidays. You can tap the holiday alert to get information about that Holiday.
You can now select the starting stanza for the two poems, as well as the starting rune. You can also now elect for the runes to display in order instead of randomly.
Great but needs update!
I have loved this app for years, but it also hasn't been updated in forever. I agree with the others who say lately when they tap the Holidays that come up sometimes, it freezes my whole app until I manually close the app by clicking my home button twice, swiping it away and going back in. Then the other things will work, but the Holiday will freeze the whole app all over again if I accidentally touch it. Otherwise I love this app. The picture of Odin is my absolute favorite, the runes provide daily inspiration, and I wouldn't delete this app even if I couldn't get the Holidays to work. I just wish they would. =)
Needs an Update
Overall a good app that delivers what it promises, I can't say it wasn't worth the money I paid as I enjoy it and put it use daily. It needs to be updated though currently it's formatted for smaller screens and the runes occasionally get stuck repeating the same one until you move it forward manually. When it lists a holiday it says that you can click on the name for more information but I haven't gotten that to work yet it basically amounts to just tapping the screen.
If I could buy it again, I would!
This is an incredible app! Extremely useful in memorizing the havamal, voluspa, and runes. I love the holiday notifications too. It probably needs an update for the 6 though, cause when I click to learn more on the holiday the app freezes. No big deal cause I can just look it up to learn more, but fixing that glitch would be nice. All in all, fantastic app!
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Sep 15, 2011
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 6.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: John Garrison
- © 2010 Imperial Penguin
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.