The Revenge Of Liekkiö

Whole crop burned to ashes
Flames swallowed the spikes
Fire spirit trampled on
Blaze raped the rye straws

Harvest was appalling
Back luck hit hard
Loss was shattering
Worthless crop, depressing

This is the stroke of Liekkiö
A black revenge of the fire spirit
This is the stroke of Liekkiö
Reminder from the evil one

I make my breda drom alder
I tear my food fro pine trees
I will not surrender to hunger
I will wait for the next growing season

This is the stroke of Liekkiö
A black revenge of the fire spirit
This is the stroke of Liekkiö
Reminder from the evil one

[Korpiklaani note:
One of the most important features in ancient Finnish agrarian culture was the underground fire of growth. One of its manifestations was the fire spirit Liekkiö. Fire of growth helped the grain to grow and made a good harvest. In this song the protagonist has forgotten the rites and beliefs of growing grain, which turns the positive fire of growth into negative and destroys the entire harvest.]


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