:: Lucaioncatar ~ The Song of Lucaion ::

Cosmos     Earthly     Heavenly     Underworld     Ocean     Lucaion     Afer

Lucaioncatar             Tiarzecatar             Daiarzan             Ferxao

:: LUCAIONCATAR :: THE SONG OF LUCAION :: PART TWO ::

The action now proceeds with a repetitive, ritualistic tone as Lucaion and Ferzoncuai sail to each of the places where the Light Bearer Beings are hidden, Lucaion having to perform a task to gather up the Being onto the ship, before moving onto the next Being. The first Being to be gathered is Derufin, who hides in the branches of the Mintxac tree above the Waters of the Middle Place. Derufin charges Lucaion to find and kill the crane fishing in the Waters. Lucaion refrains from killing the bird, since to kill a fellow fisher would be to kill himself, and Derufin congratulates him for seeing through his trickery, before joining him on the ship.

The second Being is Mirosai who hides in the Ocean Garden. Mirosai will not join Lucaion until he has seen the sorrow in her solitude. He opens his arms to her and they lay together for eight nights. Comforted, Mirosai joins Lucaion in the ship. The third Being is Mataruia who hides in the rivers of Fernalia in the north of the Earthly Garden. He commands Lucaion to corral the silver-antlered deer of Ferraxio, which he does by singing a beautiful song to attract them. Mataruia joins the voyage, but not before releasing the deer back into the wilds. The fourth Being is Tzihuia (here depicted in a kinder light than in the Thirteen Songs) who hides at the base of the Heaventrack in the Heavenly Garden. He asks Lucaion to heal his burnt hands (from when he tried to steal fire in the Fifth Song), which Lucaion does by making the soul lights of the Heaventrack visible. Tzihuia joins the voyage.

The fifth Being is Aionsai who hides in the lakes in Fersec, the southern realm of the Earthly Garden. Aionsai asks Lucaion to still the discordant tones of the great chime Zonnalia, which he does by realising that a dragon lives underneath them. He calls upon the creature to go and live in the lakes, thus making the chime musical again. Aionsai joins the voyage. The sixth Being is Cuaifin who hides in the dawnlight of the East. He asks Lucaion to fix the wheels of his chariot, which Lucaion forges out of gold from the Sun's blood. Cuaifin joins the voyage. The seventh Being is Menesai who hides in the twilight of the West. She tasks Lucaion with helping her menstrual blood to flow again, which he does by laying with her. Forged from their union is the metal platinum, which makes the Moon shine brightly. Menesai joins the voyage. At this point the text breaks down. There is one Light Bearer Being left to gather, but Ferzoncuai falls silent in sorrow. This Being has no name, and he lives in No-place. Lucaion turns the ship towards the Underworld.

The Sky Wanderer asked:
To whom will we voyage first?
Which of my children shall we gather first?

The Beautiful Ship responded:
Derufin we will gather first,
the Light Bearer Being who has flown
to the branches of the Mintxac tree,
to him we will voyage first

Derufin saw the Fisher Lucaion,
from his hiding place in the Minxtac tree
in the Heart of Ebion, the Heart of Enoha,
Derufin was enchanted with this youth;
he had a task for him to complete

Derufin, Tricky Boy of Sunlight,
in the Heart of Ebion, spoke a lightfold leaf:
Lucaion, I see you in the living ship
you climb the branches to gather me.
Before this, among the reeds of the Waters
of the Middle Place, there is a crane,
a fish-hunter; bring me its wings.

Lucaion saw the crane in the reeds
of the Waters of the Middle Place
and cast out his net to catch the bird alive.
Lucaion was enchanted with the Fisher;
to kill the bird would be to kill himself.

Derufin, journey singer of sweet songs,
Sunlight Trickster, spoke a lightfold leaf:
Lucaion of the Talented Eye,
clearly did you see my trick.
I will wear the living crane as my hat,
this way I will come with you,
this way I will ascend Heaven with you.

The Sky Wanderer asked:
To whom will we voyage next?
Which of my children shall we gather next?

The Beautiful Ship responded:
Mirosai we will gather next,
the Light Bearer Being who has flown
to the waters of the Ocean Garden,
to her we will voyage next

Mirosai saw the Fisher Lucaion,
from her hiding place in the Ocean Garden
beloved of Afer, the secret of Afer,
Mirosai was enchanted with this youth;
she had a task for him to complete

Mirosai, the source of all water,
Mother of Life, spoke a lightfold leaf:
Lucaion, I see you in the living ship
you wade into the waters to gather me.
Before this, in this womblike abode of warmth
of the Ocean Garden, answer me,
without words: why should I come with you?

Lucaion saw the Mother of Life was alone,
her body untouched, her heart weary of praise.
He opened his arms to her and loved her,
Lucaion was enchanted with the Mother;
they spent eight nights enfolded.

Mirosai, beloved of Afer, the secret of Afer,
emerged into the world, spoke a lightfold leaf:
Lucaion of the Talented Heart,
clearly did you feel my sorrow.
I will bear your love in my heart,
this way I will come with you,
this way I will ascend Heaven with you.

The Sky Wanderer asked:
To whom will we voyage next?
Which of my children shall we gather next?

The Beautiful Ship responded:
Mataruia we will gather next,
the Light Bearer Being who has flown
to the rivers near the Fernalia,
to him we will voyage next.

Mataruia saw the Fisher Lucaion,
from his hiding place in the Fernalia rivers
where Ebion shines, the Fernal Place Shaking
Mataruia was enchanted with this youth;
he had a task for him to complete

Mataruia, man of pastures, man of fields,
Father of fertility, spoke a lightfold leaf:
Lucaion, I see you in the living ship,
you sail rapid rivers to gather me.
Before this, in the lands around Fernalia
are the silver-antlered deer of Ferraxio,
wild and shy they are; corral them for me.

Lucaion saw the deer were widely spread,
by hunting alone they cannot be caught,
he sang a song of Great Blessing to the Wilds.
Ferraxio was enchanted with the song;
the deer came to listen and he fenced them

Mataruia, his body filled with the light of Ebion,
released the deer to the wilds, spoke a lightfold leaf:
Lucaion of the Talented Song,
clearly do you know this landscape.
I will take your music in my soul,
this way I will come with you,
this way I will ascend Heaven with you.

The Sky Wanderer asked:
To whom will we voyage next?
Which of my children shall we gather next?

The Beautiful Ship responded:
Tzihuia we will gather next,
the Light Bearer Being who has flown
to entrance gate of the Heaventrack,
to him we will voyage next.

Tzihuia saw the Fisher Lucaion,
from his hiding place in the Heaventrack,
where souls blaze, where souls burst into light.
Tzihuia was enchanted with this youth;
he had a task for him to complete

Tzihuia, world-inverting trickster
who makes Afer laugh, spoke a lightfold leaf:
Lucaion, I see you in the living ship,
you ascend the clouds to gather me.
Before this, among the soul-lights
I sit here with painful burnt hands
because of stolen fire; heal them for me.

Lucaion saw the trickster could not see
the soul-lights blazing on the Heaventrack,
he sang a song to make their colours visible;
Tzihuia was enchanted with their beauty;
he held up his hands and they hurt no more.

Tzihuia, his hands tingling with soul-lights,
put his hands together, spoke a lightfold leaf:
Lucaion of the Talented Workings,
clearly did you see the blazing spirits,
I will take your light in my hands,
this way I will come with you,
this way I will ascend Heaven with you.

The Sky Wanderer asked:
To whom will we voyage next?
Which of my children shall we gather next?

The Beautiful Ship responded:
Aionsai we will gather next,
the Light Bearer Being who has flown
to the lakes near the Manxio Tower,
to her we will voyage next.

Aionsai saw the Fisher Lucaion,
from her hiding place in the pristine southern lakes
where Ebion sings, the Tall Tower of the World,
Aionsai was enchanted with this youth;
she had a task for him to complete.

Aionsai, who makes time by rubbing of her hands,
by working the Tall Tower, spoke a lightfold leaf:
Lucaion, I see you in the living ship,
you cross the lakes to gather me.
Before this, the Tall Tower of Manxio shakes,
the Zonnalia wind chimes are discordant
from the shaking; still them for me.

Lucaion saw the Tower would shake itself apart,
because of the dragon Ferlucuia underneath,
called upon the creature to find a new home.
Ferlucuia was enchanted with this youth;
emerged from under Manxio and dwelt in the lakes

Aionsai, the Lady of Time, the Lady of Aeons,
breathed with relief, spoke a lightfold leaf:
Lucaion of the Talented Care,
clearly do you know this landscape.
I will take this calling in my mind,
this way I will come with you,
this way I will ascend Heaven with you.

The Sky Wanderer asked:
To whom will we voyage next?
Which of my children shall we gather next?

The Beautiful Ship responded:
Cuaifin we will gather next,
the Light Bearer Being who has flown
to the furthest East where the Sun rises,
to him we will voyage next.

Cuaifin saw the Fisher Lucaion,
from his hiding place behind the Sun,
the coldest dawn, where Life begins,
Cuaifin was enchanted with this youth;
he had a task for him to complete.

Cuaifin, whose chariot bears the Sun,
the Life-Blessing Bringer, spoke a lightfold leaf:
Lucaion, I see you in the living ship,
you ride the lightbeams to gather me.
Before this, my horses are weary
from dragging a chariot with broken wheels
across the sky; fix them for me.

Lucaion saw that the Sun was bleeding gold,
he gathered the blood and forged it into wheels,
of what remained he made a bright halo.
Cuaifin was enchanted with his chariot,
the gleaming shimmer roused the horses.

Cuaifin, the Shining of Eternity, the Life-Blessing
who arcs across the sky, spoke a lightfold leaf:
Lucaion of the Talented Making,
clearly did you see the Sun's blessing.
I will bear this blessing upon my halo,
this way I will come with you,
this way I will ascend Heaven with you.

The Sky Wanderer asked:
To whom will we voyage next?
Which of my children shall we gather next?

The Beautiful Ship responded:
Menesai we will gather next,
the Light Bearer Being who has flown
to the furthest West where the Moon falls,
to her we will voyage next.

Menesai saw the Fisher Lucaion,
from her hiding place behind the Moon,
the warmest evening, where Life completes,
Menesai was enchanted with this youth;
she had a task for him to complete.

Menesai, whose blood hides the Moon,
the Honouring of Rhythms, spoke a lightfold leaf:
Lucaion, I see you in the living ship,
you glide through moonlight to gather me.
Before this, my blood runs dry that I cannot
stop the Moon from eternal shining,
it fades from overwork; reverse this for me.

Lucaion saw the magic in Menesai's blood,
painted forms upon her worried body.
He opened his arms to her and loved her,
Lucaion was enchanted with the Magic Woman,
in eight nights she gave birth to platinum

Menesai, the Moon Woman of forms, on whose body
are painted secrets, spoke a lightfold leaf:
Lucaion of the Talented Magic,
clearly have you honoured the Moon's shimmer.
I will bear this honour upon my vulva,
this way I will come with you,
this way I will ascend Heaven with you.

The Sky Wanderer asked:
To whom will we voyage last?
Which of my children shall we gather last?

The Beautiful Ship did not respond,
The Living Ship fell silent in sorrow.

The Fisher of the Stars asked:
The nameless Light-Bearer Being,
Where shall we find the last of my children?

The Beautiful Ship did not respond,
The Living Ship fell silent in sorrow.

Heaven's Eight-night Lover asked:
Then to No-Place shall we voyage?
No-Man shall we gather?

Ferzoncuai gave no voice to thought;
Lucaion turned the prow to the Underworld

  
  
  

  
Derufin - "Portal Being"
The Planet Mercury
Mintxac - "Climbing Heart"
The Fernal World Tree at the Centre

  
  
Ebion - "Navel"
Enoha - "Garden"
Fernal names for the Earthly Garden

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  

  
Mirosai - "Water Blessing"
The Planet Venus
  
  

  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  

  
Mataruia - "Beckoning Trickster"
The Planet Mars
Fernalia - "Fernal Whirling"
The Lighthouse Beacon in the north

  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  
  
  
Ferraxio - "Fernal Place Shaking"
The name of the northern realm of Ebion

  
  
Click for the text of Lucaion's Song
of Great Blessing to the Wilds
  

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  

  
Tzihuia - "Sky Trickster"
The Planet Jupiter and a fernal analogue
of the Indo-European sky god
  

  
(The Heaventrack is the Milky Way
linking sky and earth together)
  
  

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  

  
Aionsai - "Aeons of Blessings"
The Planet Saturn
Manxio - "Profound Shaking"
The tall tower in the south

  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  
  
  
Zonnalia - "Music Whirling"
A musical wind chime in the tower

  
Ferlucuia - "Fernal Light Trickster"
An underworld dragon
  
  

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  

  
Cuaifin - "Eternal Being"
The Fernal Sun Spirit
  
  

  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  

  
Menesai - "Menstrual Blessing"
The Fernal Moon Spirit
  
  

  
  
  
  
  

 

 

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