Horet ihr der Hammer hall?
Hor der Hammer Hall!
valdens Sohne sind es, hor
Sie schmieden der gleissend' Schatz
Der Gotter Gottlichkeit

Schwarzalbenheims Gewurm
Schmiedet solch schimmerndes Gold
Der Gotter Glorie gestaltend
Aus der erde Geader

Tief unten drunter Stein und Wurz
Findest Du dieses selten' Volk
Der tefe und Lass den eifr'gen Schmied
Schweissen schlau deines Wunsches Bild

Unter unterdes Fjorgyn Haut
In der Erde verborg'nem Herzen
Arbeiten Zwerge der Unterwelt
Mit der Gotter gar glanzendem Gold

Draupnir, Mjolnir und Gullburste
Kunst de Schwarzalben
Brokk da Eitre und Sindre
Lass den Hammer schlagen nochmals

Schwarzalbenheims Gewurm
Schmiedet solch schimmerndes Gold
Der Gotter Glorie gestaltend
Aus der erde Geader

In den Tunneln und den Hohlen
Gleich 'nem Myzelium in Untergrund
Treiben sie voran die Alchemie
Die der Erde Fruchte Schein verleihn

Erinnerungen erschaffend
Aus weiter Ferne zu Goldene
Traume des Morgen zu schaffen
Gotter Runen aus der Erde Tiefe
Sonn' erbluhn!


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    General Comment

    Therion pays homage to the Gods of old; telling us their stories so that they might Live again.

    [English translation]

    World of the Black Elves

    [Gold of the underworld]

    Do you hear the hammers' echo? Hear the the hammers' echo! It's Ivalden's sons, listen, They forge the gleaming treasure The gods' divineness

    Schwarzalbenheim's worms Forge so gleaming gold Shaping the glory of the gods From the veins of the earth

    Deep beneath stones and roots You find this rare folk Of the depth and let the eager smith Smartly weld the picture of your wish

    Meanwhile beneath Fjorgyn's skin In the earth's hidden heart The dwarves of the underworld work With the gleaming gold of the gods

    Draupnir, Mjölnir and Gullburste Art of the Black Elves Brokk da Eitre and Sindre Let the hammer strike again

    Schwarzalbenheim's worms Forge so gleaming gold Shaping the glory of the gods From the veins of the earth

    In the tunnels and the caves Like a mycelium in the underground They press ahead the Alchemy Which gives shine to the earth's fuits

    Creating memories From far distance to create golden Dreams of tomorrow The gods' runes from the depth's Sun of the earth blossom

    Tindaloson June 17, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    Text from booklet:

    "The dwarves and the black elves live below the ground and in stumps and stones. Among all creatures in the universe they are the foremost blacksmiths. Deep down in the underworld they forge the treasures of gods. They use the metals from the veins of earth to create the most precious things. It has been said that this folk may be able to teach you the secret of alchemy and the knowledge of making gold out of earth."

    Lateralus518on September 08, 2010   Link

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