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Ok, first off all I use the bellows translation it can be found here
One of the stanzas I dedicate some thought too is
135. I rede thee, Loddfafnir! | and hear thou my rede,--
Profit thou hast if thou hearest,
Great thy gain if thou learnest:
Curse not thy guest, | nor show him thy gate,
Deal well with a man in want
Knowing that this was transcribed long before worldwide travel and mass communication were around, I find myself wondering if this can also have applications not only for guests of your house but people you meet in everyday life, for instance, newcomers to your place of work, or internet forums you frequent.
In case anyone was wondering I do not imply this forum is not hospitable to newcomers, it has in fact been quite the opposite. But in my observations there allot of people you meet on the internet who are quite the elitist.
As human circles have grown vast and far reaching outside there personal homes, has the hospitality mentioned in old mythology outlived its purpose?