From the top of the dark dome of the mournful Night
With the eye of madness stares at me the Moon;
Is it my sinking heart in fear of a coming disaster,
Or the knowing Moon, who has kept his eye wide open?
—Apocalypse, Mahmud Kianush
I am War
- I am Antares
- I am the Heart of scorpio
- I am the extremes
- I am colder than ice, hotter than Fire
- I am more than this
- far beyond control.
My content is in the span of the Universe
- my plan is my will
- the birth of the essence of my content
- myself and the death thereof. I hate
- I love, I am far beyond All
- All-power is my weapon. To me is no way
- I heed all and dont care at all
- The ecstasy of the same is enough for me
- something more will be out of sight
- And that is worth living for.
—Between. or The Book of Amsu, Usr Ra n-ka-teph
Ares, exceeding in strength, chariot-rider, golden-helmed, doughty in heart, shield-bearer, Saviour of cities, harnessed in bronze, strong of arm, unwearying, mighty with the spear, O defence of Olympus, father of warlike Victory, ally of Themis [Law], stern governor of the rebellious, leader of righteous men, sceptred King of manliness, who whirl your fiery sphere among the planets in their sevenfold courses through the aether wherein your blazing steeds ever bear you above the third firmament of heaven; hear me, helper of men, giver of dauntless youth! Shed down a kindly ray from above upon my life, and strength of war, that I may be able to drive away bitter cowardice from my head and crush down the deceitful impulses of my soul. Restrain also the keen fury of my heart which provokes me to tread the ways of blood-curdling strife. Rather, O blessed one, give you me boldness to abide within the harmless laws of peace, avoiding strife and hatred and the violent fiends of death.
—Homeric Hymn VIII, Trans H.G. Evelyn-White