Invocation of the Horned God in German

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The Invocation of the Horned God in Witchcraft rituals was written by Doreen Valiente and we in the Coven of the Catta probably copied it from the Grimoire of Lady Sheba. I added the IO PAN because I am also a Thelemite. Last year the daughter of a friend and Priestess in the Coven, who goes by the name of Rabe (German for Raven), did us the service of translating this Invocation into German as part of her cyber high school studies. I asked her to translate it because for a while I toyed with the idea of a Coven that was based on Teutonic Magickes and Runes called Blau Stern Schwarz Schlonge Hexenzirikel, but nothing ever came of that. So here is the Invocation in English and then in German, and if anyone in a German speaking country can offer a better translation then please post that and put the link in my comments sections. Thanks, and Blessed Be!


Invocation of the Horned God in English

By the flame that burneth bright, O Horned One,

We call thy name into the night, O Ancient One.

Thee we invoke by the moonlit sea,

By the standing stone and the twisted tree.

Thee we invoke where gathers our own,

By the nameless shore, forgotten and lone.

Come where the round of the dance is trod,

Horn and hoof of the Goat-foot God.

By moonlit meadows, on dusky hill,

When the haunted wood is hushed and still.

Come to the charm of the chanted prayer,

As the moon bewitches the midnight air.

Evoke thy powers that potent bide,

In the shining stream and the secret tide.

In fiery flame, by starlight pale,

In the shadowy host that rides the gale.

And by the ferndrakes faerie haunted,

Of forest wild and woods enchanted.

Come ! O  Come !  To the heartbeat’s drum !

Come to us who gather below,

Where the broad white moon is climbing slow.

Through the stars to the heaven”s height,

We hear thy feet on the winds of night.

As black tree branches shake and sigh,

By joy and terror we know thee nigh.

We speak the spell thy power unlocks,

At Solstice, Sabat, and Equinox.

IO Pan      IO Pan      IO Pan      Evohe !


Invocation of the Horned God in German

Durch die Flamme, die brennt hell, O Gehörnten,

Wir rufen deinen Namen in die Nacht, O Uralt eins

Thee rufen wir durch den Mondschein Meer,

Durch den ständigen Stein und die verdrehten Baum.

Thee rufen wir, wo sammelt unsere eigene,

Durch die namenlosen Ufer, vergessen und allein.

Komm dorthin, wo die Runde der Tanz getreten ist,

Horn und Huf des Goat-Fuß-Gott.

Durch Mondschein Wiesen, auf dunklen Hügel,

Wenn das Geisterhaus Holz beruhigt und immer noch ist.

Kommen Sie den Charme der skandierten Gebet,

Als der Mond verzaubert die Mitternacht Luft.

Evoke deine Kräfte, die starke abwarten,

In den glänzenden Strom und das Geheimnis Flut.

In feurigen Flamme, von Sternenlicht blass,

In den schattigen Host, dass der Sturm fährt.

Und durch die ferndrakes faerie verfolgt,

Von Wald wild und Wälder verzaubern.

Kommen Sie! O komm! Um den Herzschlag der Trommel!

Kommen Sie zu uns, zu sammeln unten

Wo die breite weiße Mond klettert langsam.

Durch die Sterne in den Himmel “s hoch,

Wir hören deine Füße auf den Winden der Nacht.

Als schwarze Äste schütteln und Seufzer,

Mit Freude und Schrecken kennen wir dir nahe.

Wir sprechen den Zauber deiner Macht entriegelt,

Bei Solstice, Sabat und Equinox.

IO Pan      IO Pan      IO Pan      Evohe !