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#85220 - 03/14/05 09:01 AM You Say Satanas, I Say Satana
fiftythirdspirit Offline


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Just in case anyone is interested in linguistics, I have read that:

The proper noun "Satan" in Latin is "Satana."

"Hail Satan" is "Ave Satana," not "Satanas."

"Satanas" is the Greek form of the name.

When one says "Ave Satanas," they are actually mixing together two languages -- the Latin "Ave" with the Greek "Satanas."
Ave Satana!

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#85221 - 03/14/05 09:18 AM Re: You Say Satanas, I Say Satana [Re: fiftythirdspirit]
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Is this a common error?

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Edited by Erzsebet (03/14/05 09:19 AM)

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#85222 - 03/14/05 09:39 AM Re: You Say Satanas, I Say Satana [Re: Erzsebet]
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I see the salute "Ave Satanas" quite a bit. Seldom see "Ave Satana." But, really, how many people still study Latin (outside of the medical field--of which I was a member for about 20 years). I read about the Satanas/Satana wording a while back, something that was written by a retired teacher who was familiar with this particular salute.

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#85223 - 03/14/05 09:46 AM Re: You Say Satanas, I Say Satana [Re: fiftythirdspirit]
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I have not been on this forum long enough to see either/or but the correction is duly noted. Kind to post.

It is too bad about Latin though, being dropped from modern curriculum. Sad that French is taught in it's stead. Personally I think there is more use to Latin than French. Just basic knowledge of the language alone could teach quite a bit.

Erzsebet

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#85224 - 03/14/05 09:53 AM Re: You Say Satanas, I Say Satana [Re: Erzsebet]
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I love to hear Latin spoken and I also particularly enjoy accents such as British, French, and Scottish. Just something romantic to me about them.

The problem I have with much occult literature is that many incantations, rituals, chants are written down in Latin or arcane language and one is supposed to know instinctively how to pronounce the words as well as repeat them? Not me. I don't "chant" anything unless I know exactly what I am saying! Just my luck I'd wake up the next morning with the head of an ass or something.

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#85225 - 03/14/05 10:00 AM Re: You Say Satanas, I Say Satana [Re: fiftythirdspirit]
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Actually, this has already been suggested and dealt with several times over the years. The thread which seemed to me the most informative:

Magister Koerbagh's Response

Not only the initial response, but his later discussion of Latin and Greek with Priestess Helena, and most of that thread, should prove elucidating.
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#85226 - 03/14/05 10:06 AM Re: You Say Satanas, I Say Satana [Re: Hagen von Tronje]
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Thank you, LeviathanXIII. I appreciate it. I pulled up the thread and it is a long one. I will pour myself another cup of coffee and get to reading it.

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#85227 - 03/14/05 10:30 AM Re: You Say Satanas, I Say Satana [Re: fiftythirdspirit]
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But as Doktor LaVey has stated, exact pronunciation is not required, the emotional energy produced during the ritual is what counts. The ones invoked will know what you mean when you say it, regardless of how you pronounce it.

Everyone is always concerned with the "proper speech" details, when it is the whole package that counts. If you spend too much time on one little detail, the entire show will suffer.
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#85228 - 03/14/05 11:15 AM Re: You Say Satanas, I Say Satana [Re: Magister Frost]
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what is interesting to do for exemple too, something I always do, is to give a sound to each thing I love, something I want to have etc. I've tried to write these sounds, but I've noticed that sometimes the root of the words stay the same and that the rest change according to the emotion. Now I use this for songs too.
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#85229 - 03/14/05 08:43 PM What? Again? [Re: fiftythirdspirit]
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Loc: Point Nemo s48:52:31:748, w123...
If we are going to be historically precise let's speak Latin the way the Roman soldiers did and since they commonly had their front teeth extracted that should be interesting! (The idea was to not have the shock of a frontal face strike breaking your front teeth stop you from fighting. The only rebellion by Roman soldiers of consequence was when they were not supplied with grain they could cook to eat - "Roman meal").

So shall we shout "Ahbheh Shay-than-ush!?

I think not.

"Latin is a dead language,
It's plain enough to see,
It killed off all the Romans,
And now it's killing me!"

"Death to the mortals! -Army of Darkness

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#85231 - 03/15/05 08:04 AM Re: You Say Satanas, I Say Satana [Re: ]
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Quote:

Personally, I just find "Ave Satanas" more pleasing.

Perhaps that was the point?




Yes, perhaps Latin is mixed with another language purposedly, in this case. Perhaps also in every other case as well? I wonder what the Sumerians would have to say about such manipulation of their language...

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#85232 - 03/15/05 08:07 AM Re: You Say Satanas, I Say Satana [Re: Satanya]
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I say Ave Satanya.

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#85233 - 03/15/05 09:00 AM Re: You Say Satanas, I Say Satana [Re: ]
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If you read the thread that Leviathan pointed out, you will notice that it is used properly.

Doktor LaVey used the phrase for a purpose, regardless as to whether it was phrased correctly or not (even though it is phrased correctly) ... the words really are just the fuel that leads to the fire. They envoke certain feelings within, its those feelings that count. Words are just words, they hold no magical abilities ... except what we get out of using them. If the words are forbidden, if the words are from a dead language, they seem to make us feel as if they are more powerful words, but it is that feeling that is more powerful, not the words. Now don't get me wrong, you should research things and try and get the names and words spoken correctly, as that will actaully make the words seem that much more powerful. I would hate for everyone to get lazy and just start spewing out mis-spoken crap just because they did not take the time to do a little research into the words they are speaking. I have found that it is difficult to find the proper way to pronounce some words so as I stated before, speak your devil's names as you feel it should be spoken, they will answer regardless.

Ah, but now I am digging too deeply into Greater Magic for this public area. This should be discussed downstairs instead.
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#85234 - 03/15/05 09:03 AM Re: What? Again? [Re: Nemo]
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So shall we shout "Ahbheh Shay-than-ush!? I think not!




Thank you, Magister Nemo, for the little bit of Roman history. --and I laugh every time I read your parting words.

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#85235 - 03/15/05 09:11 AM Re: You Say Satanas, I Say Satana [Re: Magister Frost]
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Thank you, Magister Ventrue, for your comments on this subject. Many times, when I have been asked by budding authors what should be included in books they are writing about magic-- my response is "a pronunciation guide" --for the exact reasons you state in your post.

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