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So last week, tussmorke took against my claim that the Saxons were better than the Vikings. I love her dearly, but she is SO WRONG. :3 The Saxons are the epitome of awesome. This is just how things are.

However, we are now at war, and today she advanced with Windir - which was a fantastic move, I have to admit, because Windir simply = brilliant. So my counter-attack is a band that I think I can say are the English equivalent: the mighty Wodensthrone, from Sunderland. This band leans more towards black metal elements rather than actual folk, but oh my gods they are stunning. I think it's quite easy to dismiss music like this as just mindless noise, but once you've listened to it you'll be aware of how complex and beautiful it really is. Also, I finally get to see these guys next weekend. YAY.



Children of the crescent moon, your desert god is silent here.
His poisoned thoughts the teeth of Skoll that would extinguish the light of Sigel.

But this great land of forest and mountain pulses with a spirit of its own,
And 'pon these rocks which aeons stood, are carved the names of forgotten gods.

We cut the tongues from the mouths of false prophets and set to flame their houses of deceit.
Ing grant that the future remembers through bloodlines, and stories; the past of our tribe.

Tiw!
Thunor!
Woden!

These names are legend, yet we remember not.
But there are some that shall not forget.


Also, today's post has a bonus song. "Upon These Stones" was for tussmorke; this one is for the other person who regularly listens to Folk Metal Sunday, glenatron. Partly because I think he'll enjoy this instrumental more, and also because it's a somewhat tenuous link to his leaving for Australia soon. Sun? It's sunny in Australia? Fact!

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rainechan
Apr. 17th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
Just so you know... I regularly listen to Folk Metal Sunday, too. :P
herecirm
Apr. 18th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
Awwww! <3
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herecirm
Apr. 18th, 2011 02:49 pm (UTC)
Saxons are the guys who came over from Germany, along with the Angles (also Germany), Jutes (Denmark) and Frisians (Germany/Netherlands). Anglo-Saxon is the overall term for these Germanic 'invaders', once they'd colonised Great Britain (Angle is where the name England came from). The Britons were the Celtic people who lived here before the Germans came along. :P

Or at least, that is my knowledge of it ... I am certainly not an expert. Also, I'm aware that I probably confuse things by referring to both Saxons and Anglo-Saxons by the former title. :P

The Anglo-Saxons gods weren't exactly the same as their Norse equivalents, although they did share a lot of similarities. That's the thing about religion, it's all pretty much the same thing just with different names. Which is why it's so silly that people go to war over it. :|
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