Depiction of the god Stuffo or Stuvo. Source: “Gods of the Germanic Peoples”, vol.2, p. 484.

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Ask Stuvo
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Thuringians and Saxons knew
and cherished their god high,
on asking what or what not to do,
he gave a true reply.

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Ask Stuvo, ask Stuvo
whatever you want to know,
Ask Stuvo, just ask Stuvo,
instead of searching high and low.

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At Stuvo’s hill a holy place,
a god called Stuvo lives,
approach his well going slow pace
a drink he freely gives.

That drink you need to clear your mind
to hear his mental voice.
So put your question clear and kind
then listen and rejoice.

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Ask Stuvo, ask Stuvo
whatever you want to know,
Ask Stuvo, just ask Stuvo,
instead of searching high and low.

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The answer you got from the god
you take on your way back.
if it is not what you have sought,
you have to bear the whack.

It’s your responsibility
whatever you decide,
the oracle’s utility
and what it all implied.

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Ask Stuvo, ask Stuvo
whatever you want to know,
Ask Stuvo, just ask Stuvo,
instead of searching high and low.

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So think it over very well
asking divine advise
It sure can mean for you the knell,
which is a damn high price.

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Ask Stuvo, ask Stuvo
whatever you want to know,
Ask Stuvo, just ask Stuvo,
instead of searching high and low.

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