Atlas (Haiku)

great burden to bear;
the whole world’s weight as well as
the weight of the mind.

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*in anatomy, the atlas is the first cervical vertebra of the spine, supporting our head
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Loki’s Punishment

Baldr’s death for all to see
faithful Sigyn hears his plea
Loki has yet to break free

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“The serpent drips venom from above him that Sigyn collects into a bowl; however, she must empty the bowl when it is full, and the venom that drips in the meantime causes Loki to writhe in pain, thereby causing earthquakes.”
(taken from Wikipedia)

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