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.
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!
There’s no other like it!
Beautiful app, great way to memorize the rune poems and get daily quotes from the Havamal and Voluspa. Downloaded this on my iPhone 6 Plus and it runs just fine on iOS 8.
So far, I can find no fault with it. The only thing I would love to see updated, would be the ability to scroll through the runes you've already seen. I'm surprised this wasn't included like it was for the Havamal and Voluspa passages.
- 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.