Reblog – “Basque Akelarre Chant” – from American Folkloric Witchcraft blog

Akelarre by Francisco Goya

Akelarre by Francisco Goya from Wikipedia and others

The bloggers at American Folkloric Witchcraft posted a bunch of interesting articles today, so go there to read and enjoy. I like this one on the Basque Akelarre Chant which i am going to reproduce below (thank you AFW). Interestingly it seems to show the Old God in his White (phallic serpent), Black (sabbatic goat) and Red (Devil) forms, very much like Baphomet. I did a little research on the name Akelarre at Wikipedia and to quote them –

“Akelarre is the Basque term meaning sabbat, coven or ritual meeting of witches. It is also found in Spanish with the spelling aquelarre. It is the place where Basque witches hold meetings….. The most common etymology is that meaning meadow (larre) of the he-goat (aker).”

Basque Akelarre Chant
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Har har, hou hou!
Eman hetan!  Eman hetan!
Har har, hou hou!
Janicot! Janicot! Janicot! Janicot!
Har har, hou hou!
Jauna Gorril, Jauna Gorril,
Akhera Goiti, Akhera Beiti.

A very rough translation of which is:

White Worm, White Worm!
Look ancients, look ancients!
White Worm, White Worm!
Black-Goat-God! Black-Goat-God! Black-Goat-God! Black-Goat-God!
Look ancients, look ancients!
Red Lord, Red Lord,
Goat above, goat below.