Hexenkessel

by Modraniht

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"Hexenkessel" by Modraniht

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In the foggy depths of the dark forest
A hag gazes to the darkened horizons.
And high above the mountains black and dismal
Lightning pierces the starry skies.
Fierce winds through branches of ancient oaks.
And now the clouds obscure all light.

Singer of the elder songs
And keeper of the olden ways,
she harvests bones and putrid herbs
that heal and kill, that have no names.
Wrinkled hands dig in damp soil
unearthing skulls and precious stones.
Earth here knows her, spirits lead her
Chorus of crows call out to her.
Her orbit driving as a comet,
she returns again again
to crush the leaves encased in frost,
walking the paths she's tread before.

Hexenkessel!

Above: Frau Hulda watches over Earth.
Below: ancestral memories in the river flow.
Hag stirs her cauldron foul and vast.
Worlds unravel as she intones.

Intones!

Allfather Wotan, Mother Frigga--
Hear my call.
I hear your voice
in the howls of wolves,
your whisper on the wings of owls.
Be with me this night.
Bless my work.
Hail!


For LIVE video of Modraniht performing this song, visit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2ZPcFa0fNQ

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released July 6, 2015
from the To the Dark Mothers EP
Mordkult Studios 2016

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Modraniht Sacramento, California

Pagan Black Metal from Northern California

MODRANIHT is

Hjördis:
Guitar/Lead Vox

Arha:
Drums/Backing Vox

Patricia:
Bass/Backing Vox

Early Germanic and Anglo-Saxon peoples celebrated the night before Winter Solstice as MODRANIHT, or Mothers Night.

The Night of the Mothers was the time to honor and offer sacrifices to the ancestral mothers and matron Goddesses.
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