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Eluveitie – Inis Mona lyrics

Welcome to the land of questions
Welcome to the isle of lore
Where the veil came crumbling down

There it all began,
The germination
Unveiling a cryptic door
There it was revealed
Hopes and aspirations
Unclosing an enthralled door

Escalate the sense
Enhancing to join the dawn

I close my eyes, Inis Mona
And reminisce of those palmy days
I moon o'er you, Inis Mona
As long as I breathe
I'll call you my home

20 years I have walked your barrows
Years of emulous youth
I followed the path of the wise

There it all was sown
The inspiration
Removing the seven seals
There it was revealed
Enigma of freedom
Unclosing an unseen door

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    Inis Mona is the name of an isle. Modern sciene assumes that the ancient Inis Mona is todays Isle of Anglesey (in welsh still named Ynys Môn), in the north of Wales. A funny marginal note here; this isle also has the village with the longest place name in Britain, which is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllantysiliogogogoch). On Inis Mona the most relevant druid college of the Celtic world was established. Celtic tribes from all over Europe sent their youth to that isle, so that they could enjoy the highest druidic education, which took at least 20 years, by the way!- before they returned to their home countries and tribes to serve there as druids. Being a druid was one of the most important, honourable, responsible, esteemed and maybe also most difficult professions in the Celtic culture, being actually much more than just a profession, rather to be described as a lifestyle, a vocation, a destiny. However, our song deals with an old and reputable gaulish druid in the eve of his life, looking back and pondering over his life and days long gone. Most of his life was spent serving as a wise counsellor, lawyer, scientist, teacher, doctor, physician. In other words: As druid at his clans chieftains court. Being content with that, he secretly still thinks back and moons over the years of his youth, which he spent on Inis Mona during his education. Years that have formed his life forever.
  • u
    Song to the moon in welsh sometimes called inys môn also an irish isle and name given to very btave warriors who arrived home after a long and fatk war to maintain their family honor. Those men were always called berskiers or wulgednars which was a bery high rank for tjey were blessed with the powers and strenghtj of bears or moghty grey or red wolves. Wolbes howled to the moon, so wulfhednars shouted a very similar howl when they entered the battlefield.
    Thw song recalls a story told by one of them to his son, a young warrior who would inherit his fathers gifts.

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