"Anaal-Nath-Rakh!" - Merlin's reptilian incantation
the best rendition of the King Arthur story I have yet seen is the 1981
version called 'Excalibur', that shows Merlin wearing a skull cap and
carrying a magician's staff on top of which is found a dragon. In this
movie, Merlin uses an ancient incantation to summon the dragon. The
incantation goes something like this:
Anaal nath rakh!
Oot vas bethut!
Doch iel dienvay!
is a real incantation, it has a certain feel to it, you can try it if
you want but be warned, you may feel something! It uses reptilian
sounds, after all it is meant to be used to call a dragon. In the movie
the three lines of the incantation are mentioned over and over.The very
first line is quite reptilian-sounding. In the movie, Arthur is
referred to as 'Arthur Pendragon'. Morgan Le Fay plays a dark character
who tricks Merlin into sharing the secrets of the 'underground crystal
chamber' with her. Merlin is playing the role of a human guardian, a
bit like Lumukanda from Credo Mutwa's stories.
is also used very much in ancient magic. Sometimes these formulas are
obtained from nature spirits, sometimes they are created by humans,
using one or another basis (universal laws, kabbala, religious names
As an aside, there is a British metal band called Anaal Nathrakh
that fuses black metal, grind core, death metal and industrial music.
So...reptilian incantation...death metal band...I suppose the two can
go together quite well. A year ago (April 2009) I wrote an article
about the reptilian influences in extreme forms of metal.
This is one way for some incarnations to experience certain aspects of
the darkside. This group likely gets its inspiration from the movie
(Merlin carrying the baby Arthur Pendragon. Look at the dragon on top of his staff)