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"Ancient Gods"

by BarleySinger

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So long ago, in lands so far away
-Diana, Demeter, Astarte
So long ago, in lands so far away
-Diana, Demeter, Astarte

Their names were known from ancient lore
-Odin, by the Hammer of Thor
Their names were known from ancient lore
-Odin, by the Hammer of Thor

Once songs were sung and many was the tale
-El, Asherah, Baal
Once songs were sung and many was the tale
-El, Asherah, Baal

But gone now like the falling Autumn leaves
-Zeus, Apollo, Dionysus (pronounced Dy-o-ny-sees)
But gone now like the falling Autumn leaves
-Zeus, Apollo, Dionysus

Altars and temples, mighty monuments
-Isis, Ra, Amon, Set
Altars and temples, mighty monuments
-Isis, Ra, Amon, Set

Now lie forgotten in the dust of yesterday
-Diana, Demeter, Astarte
Now lie forgotten in the dust of yesterday
-Diana, Demeter, Astarte

For peace and kindness, and for skill in war
-Odin, by the Hammer of Thor
For peace and kindness, and for skill in war
-Odin, by the Hammer of Thor

Should fortunes turn, or should the seasons fail
-El, Asherah, Baal
Should fortunes turn, or should the seasons fail
-El, Asherah, Baal

Incense and prayers were offered up to please
-Zeus, Apollo, Dionysus (pronounced Dy-o-ny-sees)
Incense and prayers were offered up to please
-Zeus, Apollo, Dionysus

Forgotten now, the sacrifice unmet
-Isis, Ra, Amon, Set
Forgotten now, the sacrifice unmet
-Isis, Ra, Amon, Set

The ancient gods are left to pass away
-Diana, Demeter, Astarte
The ancient gods are left to pass away
-Diana, Demeter, Astarte

-Diana, Demeter, Astarte
-Odin, by the Hammer of Thor
-El, Asherah, Baal
-Zeus, Apollo, Dionysus (pronounced Dy-o-ny-sees)
-Isis, Ra, Amon, Set
-Diana, Demeter, Astarte
-Diana, Demeter, Astarte

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