This article investigates humankind's search for what is generally called immortality. Exploring some of the myths and sagas among nations and highlighting the viewpoints of some wise people, the author wonders what we mean by 'immortality': physical immortality or spiritual timelessness through love, creativity, wisdom and art. To illustrate these points, the writer casts a glance at Plato, Shakespeare, Yeats, Iranian, Indian and Scandinavian myths and folklore. He, then, focuses mainly on Yeast's At the Hawk's Well and Odin's wisdom in Scandinavian sagas: the former as an example of foolish search for physical immortality and the latter as an instance of quest for timelessness through love and creativity.