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Magellan's Expedition lyrics

  • Artist: Alestorm
  • Album: Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum (2022)
  • Translations: German
English, Latin
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Magellan's Expedition

To lands unknown,
We serve the Castillian throne.
Go!
 
From proud Lusitanian shores we have voyaged on the ultimate quest,
Five ships under the banner of Spain, in the Emperor's name.
On the deck of the Trinidad stands our captain, Fernão Magalhães,
Steadfastly guiding us over the towering waves, ya ha ha harr!
 
The Atlantic behind us,
Many of us will not return.
 
To lands unknown,
We serve the Castillian throne.
With banners unfurled, we'll encircle the world,
Our destiny written in stone;
No fear of death.
We'll fight to the very last breath
To sail through the strait, I know it's my fate
To chart a new course to the West.
Victoria!
 
Through mutinous storms we make haste on our voyage,
Those traitors be damned.
Patagonian giants awatch from the shores,
Great legends of old.
We sail through the straits of Tierra del Fuego,
The islands of fire.
An ocean of treasure awaits us far to the west, ya ha ha harr!
 
The Pacific before us,
This is the point of no return.
 
To lands unknown,
We serve the Castillian throne.
With banners unfurled, we'll encircle the world,
Our destiny written in stone;
No fear of death.
We'll fight to the very last breath
To sail through the strait, I know it's my fate
To chart a new course to the West.
Victoria!
 
Here we stand
At the precipice of the unknown,
With the endless ocean before us.
Your time has come,
Your fate has been sealed,
This day we will quest into the heart of the setting sun.
 
To lands unknown,
We serve the Castillian throne.
With banners unfurled, we'll encircle the world,
Our destiny written in stone;
No fear of death.
We'll fight to the very last breath
To sail through the strait, I know it's my fate
To chart a new course to the West.
Victoria!
 
Spatium portibus fictus
Venenum coetus unum
Vox imperium capulus machina
Nitidissimus de algae
Spatium portibus fictus
Venenum coetus unum
Vox imperium capulus machina
Nitidissimus de omnium algae
Circumnavigandum infinita quest
 
  • Castillian throne:

    The Kingdom of Castile (Spanish: Reino de Castilla) was a large and powerful state on the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages. Its name comes from the host of castles constructed in the region. The Kingdoms of Castile and of León, with their southern acquisitions, came to be known collectively as the Crown of Castile, a term that also came to encompass overseas expansion.

  • Lusitanian:

    Lusitania was an ancient Iberian Roman province located where modern Portugal (south of the Douro river) and part of western Spain (the present autonomous community of Extremadura and a part of the province of Salamanca) lie. It was named after the Lusitani or Lusitanian people (an Indo-European people).

  • Emperor:

    Charles V (1500 – 1558) was Holy Roman Emperor and Archduke of Austria from 1519 to 1556, King of Spain (Castile and Aragon) from 1516 to 1556, and Lord of the Netherlands as titular Duke of Burgundy from 1506 to 1555. As he was head of the rising House of Habsburg during the first half of the 16th century, his dominions in Europe included the Holy Roman Empire, extending from Germany to northern Italy with direct rule over the Austrian hereditary lands and the Burgundian Low Countries, and the Kingdom of Spain with its southern Italian possessions of Naples, Sicily, and Sardinia. Furthermore, he oversaw both the continuation of the long-lasting Spanish colonization of the Americas and the short-lived German colonization of the Americas. The personal union of the European and American territories of Charles V was the first collection of realms labelled "the empire on which the sun never sets".

  • Trinidad:

    Trinidad was the flagship of Ferdinand Magellan's voyage of circumnavigation. Unlike Elcano's Victoria, which returned to Spain sailing across the Indian Ocean, Trinidad tried and failed to sail east across the Pacific to New Spain or modern-day Mexico. Trinidad was a nao (ship) of 100 tons (or 110 tons, Morrison has both) with square sails on the fore and main masts and a lateen mizzen. Its original crew was 61. After Magellan's death and the burning of the Concepcion, Victoria and Trinidad (the San Antonio and the Santiago being lost earlier) reached Tidore on 8 November 1521. In mid-December both ships attempted to depart loaded with cloves, but Trinidad almost immediately began to leak badly. Inspection showed that the problem was serious. It was agreed that Victoria would leave for Spain and Trinidad would remain for repairs.

  • Fernão Magalhães:

    Ferdinand Magellan (Portuguese: Fernão de Magalhães; 1480 – 1521) was a Portuguese explorer and a subject of the Hispanic Monarchy from 1518. He is best known for having planned and led the 1519 Spanish expedition to the East Indies across the Pacific Ocean to open a maritime trade route, during which he discovered the interoceanic passage bearing thereafter his name and achieved the first European navigation from the Atlantic to Asia. During this voyage, Magellan was killed in the Battle of Mactan in 1521 in the present-day Philippines. After that, Juan Sebastián Elcano took the lead of the expedition, and with its few other surviving members, in one of the two remaining ships, completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth when they returned to Spain in 1522.

  • Victoria:

    Victoria (or Nao Victoria) was a carrack and the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world. Victoria was part of a Spanish expedition commanded by the explorer Ferdinand Magellan, and after his death during the voyage, by Juan Sebastián Elcano. The expedition began on 10 August 1519 with five ships. However, Victoria was the only ship to complete the voyage, returning on 6 September 1522.Magellan was killed in the Philippines.

  • Patagonian giants:

    The Patagones or Patagonian giants were a race of giant humans rumoured to be living in Patagonia and described in early European accounts.and indigenous myths. They were said to have exceeded at least double normal human height, with some accounts giving heights of 12 to 15 feet (3.7 to 4.6 m) or more. Tales of these people would maintain a hold upon European conceptions of the region for some 250 years.

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