Ormgard II - Kvalt I Kysk Høgsong (English translation)

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Snake Pit II - Choked In Virtuous Highsong

The livestock ate the sheperd
And starved smiling to death
Pasture found they not
You loved your next,
And ate your own mother
Loser in own war
Lord in own chains
You see towards the sun and freeze to death
Chopped to blood in golden cages
Choked in virtuous highsong
You kiss the hand who killed
Your own brother
You can be sure,
I never turn my back on you
You can be sure,
I shall forever mock you
Think very carefully
What you have shaped
When you lay there and die
Hear, out there were
Our laughter reverbates
Tink about what
That awaits you,
You miserable fool!
We laughed when The Snake Pit burned
Submitted by N0rseNN0rseN on Thu, 26/11/2020 - 12:52
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A snake pit is, in a literal sense, a hole filled with snakes. In idiomatic speech, "snake pits" are places of horror, torture and death in European legends and fairy tales. The Viking warlord Ragnar Lodbrok is said to have been thrown into a snake pit and died there, after his army had been defeated in battle by King Aelle II of Northumbria. An older legend recorded in Atlakviða and Oddrúnargrátr tells that Attila the Hun murdered Gunnarr, the King of Burgundy, in a snake pit. In a medieval German poem, Dietrich von Bern is thrown into a snake pit by the giant Sigenot – he is protected by a magical jewel that had been given to him earlier by a dwarf.


Ormgard II - Kvalt I Kysk Høgsong

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