Article: 178960 of talk.bizarre
From: (Ed Gaillard)
Newsgroups: talk.bizarre
Subject: the Law and the Sword
Date: 1 Dec 1994 18:59:38 -0500
Organization: Putting the Ding in the _Ding an sich_
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The gods on Olympus build bird-baths for eagles;
the gods in Asgard drink beer by the keg.
The Olympian gods like things tidy and legal;
the Aesir would rather swing bulls by the legs.

In the palace of Zeus, gods drink wine by the barrel;
in Valhalla, gods polish their swords till they glow.
The Greek gods are subtle and polite when they quarrel.
The Norse gods enjoy dealing bone-breaking blows.

But either way the mortals who worship them never
get anything from them but the Law and the Sword.
The gods they are strong, they are brave, they are clever;
but for worshipers, Death is the only reward.

-ed g.