To Ares I

Ares Borghese

Albion is yours, Lord of War,
This land is a throne for you Lord,
And is the home of a warlike and passionate people.
This is a bloodstained land, shaped by war,
A land of kings, bearing a banner with three lions.

But your beloved land is under assault,
By hostile foreigners who preach hate,
By natives who are riddled with guilt,
By the ones who denigrate their mother,
And bow to foreign powers, who plunder our lands.

O Ares, fierce one!
Help us root out our enemies and crush the traitors.
Overwhelm those who wish to destroy this nation,
Or exploit her for their own gain.

Hearken, Great Lord of Albion, Rallier of Men,
Renew the courage of your people,
And help us return to our former glory.

 

I consider Ares to be the patron god of England and the English people which is why I chose him for this poem. Many English people, myself included, feel that most of our politicians have no love or loyalty towards England and its people. But I don’t want to turn this into a huge rant about politics, since I think this poem conveys my feelings on the matter quite well.

The image was modified by yours truly, you can find the original image here.

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15 Responses to To Ares I

  1. I like this poem very much, and I think is says plenty on the subject without the need for political rants ;) Very well done.

  2. Apollodorosh says:

    I’ve been thinking about which deity may be a patron God of Flanders myself…I have no idea yet though…

    • Ophiokhos says:

      I wish I could help out, but I really don’t know all that much about Flanders.

      I came to the conclusion that Ares is the patron god of England and the English partly due to UPG as well as historical observations and taking into account the nature of the English people.

      • Apollodorosh says:

        I was thinking perhaps Apóllōn, could be a suitable patron for England, since the christian patron saint is a saint who has slain a dragon, this could be used as an analogy to Apóllōn Puthoktonos (Slayer of the Puthōn)

      • Ophiokhos says:

        He could be, however Saint George is the patron saint of soldiers, archers, cavalry and chivalry as well as farmers and field workers. He is also called upon to help cure leprosy, plague and syphilis, which could link him to Apollon (along with with the patronage of archers).

  3. As a person of English descent I really love this hymn.

  4. Kullervo says:

    As a Southern Anglophile and a worshipper of Ares, I can’t help but love it.

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