To the elder ruins again
The wind whispers beside the deep forest
Darkness will show us the way
"Heic noenum pax"
Here is no peace
The sky has darkened thirteen as
We are collected woeful around a book
Made of human flesh
"De grandaevus antiquus mulum tristis
Arcanas mysteria scriptum"
The books bloodwritten pages open
"Invoco crentus domini de daemonium"
We follow with our white eyes The ceremonial proceeding
"Heic noenum pax" Bring us the goat
"Rex sacriticulus mortifer"
In the circle of stone coffins
We are standing with our black robes on
Holding the bowl with unholy water
"Psychomantum et precr exito annos major"
"Ferus netandus sacerdos magus. Mortem animalium"

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De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Lyrics as written by Jan Axel Von Blomberg


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  • +2
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    Its about a pagan animal sacrifice.

    Nevermortalon April 24, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I read an interview with Dead and Euronymous in which they said that De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas was the name of an occult book, supposedly with only one copy in existence.

    They said that the title means (in Latin) "the Mysterious Rites of Lord Satan", though this translation seems to be incorrect. The word "Dom" does not exist in Latin, though it may be an abbreviation of "Dominus". In which case it would translate (roughly) as "The Mysteries of Lord Satan".

    Kodos86on April 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion

    somebody know where can i find out this song w/dead on vocals

    kronosofwhores666on July 28, 2009   Link
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    Meaningfinderon April 13, 2017   Link
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    General Comment

    That's strange. "De" or "dom" can mean "they" or "them". Y in mysteriis is a letter which is used in scandinavian languages. So it could be norwegian as well. (I can speak swedish but not norwegian)

    heavy_metalon May 25, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    what does Mortem Animalium mean? my latin isnt what it used to be.. i can figure mortem out but what the fuck is animalium?.. Animal? why the fuck would they sing dead animal.... maybe the sacrificed the goat, hell i dont know great track in any case but if someone knows what mortem animalium means i sure like to know it

    JimJimJimNLon September 28, 2007   Link
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    My Opinion

    I like TOTALLY love this song! I love its grody meaning and the delivey of the lyrics. There needs to be way more songs like this now!!! Been listening to a band called Zagtar and stuff but like totes not the same! Like doy not all metal is the same so there wont be much the same but seriously I need MORE!!!

    GothMetalPunkon June 07, 2023   Link

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