Songs That Move Me: Faun

In light of recent politics my husband and I have been talking a lot about our European heritage. Preserving the beautiful and poignant traditions of our ancestors has become an important interest. This is a culture that has lived within us without even knowing it was there. However the embers smoldering within our bones will only sleep for so long before they demand rekindling. Winter wind carried a spark to dry tinder and ignited a fire that will embolden the momentum of energetic healing. Passion will unravel and flourish in magnificent ways.

Along my journey exploring in exploring Asatru I came across a German band named Faun. I was immediately captivated by the voices and the instruments. Their song “Walpurgisnacht” has a beautifully entrancing music video that I just can’t pry my eyes away from. Even though there is a language barrier I immediately was drawn in to their music and haven’t stopped listening since.

Faun
“Walpurgisnacht”

In den Abendhimmel steigen
heute Nacht die Zauberweisen
wildes Volk und Liliths Art
lauernd Winde heimlich fahrt.

Lasst uns zu den Feuern streifen
raunend nach den Sternen greifen
gutes und auch böses Wort
tragen wir heut’ fort und fort.

In den Weiden werden unsere Träume klingen
und die Winde werden unsre Lieder singen.
Lasst uns mit den Funken übers Feuer springen
in der Walpurgisnacht!
Hört die Geigen, hört die Geigen
die Feuer sind entfacht!
Folgt dem Reigen, folgt dem Reigen
in der Walpurgisnacht.

Ungestüm im Spiel der Geigen
dreht sich unser nächtlich’ Reigen
und wir treten wild und frei
diesem alten Zauber bei.

Einmal nur im großen Kreise
tanzen wir auf jene Weise
bis das erste Morgenlicht
unser Traumgewebe bricht.

In den Weiden werden unsere Träume klingen
und die Winde werden unsre Lieder singen.
Lasst uns mit den Funken übers Feuer springen
in der Walpurgisnacht!
Hört die Geigen, hört die Geigen
die Feuer sind entfacht!
Folgt dem Reigen, folgt dem Reigen
in der Walpurgisnacht.

Translated here
Faun
“Walpurgis Night”
In the night-sky tonight
The witches1 rise
Wild folk and Lilith’s kind
Lurking, secretly ride the winds.
Let us wander to the fires
Both the good and the bad word
Take us (further) on and on tonight.
In the meadows our dreams will ring
And the winds will sing our songs.
Let us leap over the fires with the sparks
On Walpurgis Night!
Hear the fiddles, hear the fiddles,
The fires are kindled!
Follow the round dance, follow the round dance
On Walpurgis Nicht.
Unruly in the fiddles’ play2
Our nightly round dance spins
And we join, wild and free,
This old magic.3
Only once in great circles
We dance in that way
Until the first light of morning
Breaks our dream-web.
In the meadows our dreams will ring
And the winds will sing our songs.
Let us leap over the fires with the sparks
On Walpurgis Night!
Hear the fiddles, hear the fiddles,
The fires are kindled!
Follow the round dance, follow the round dance
On Walpurgis Nicht.

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2 thoughts on “Songs That Move Me: Faun

  1. Very cool. I am reading a book about the discovery of synthetic nitrogen, which all happened in germany with german scientists. So I’m also thinking a lot about that culture, just slightly different. It’s amazing to the see the change that culture has gone through, the refined power of mind they have possesed, and the deep spritual heritage that stands behind them. Fascinated to see your findings. I’d love to hear more.

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    • That sounds pretty fascinating! Hans’s father was born in Germany and was an aerospace engineer, designing many patents that are still used in space exploration today. He passed away before I was able to meet him but synthetic nitrogen sounds like something he would have been interested in!

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