by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by David Wyatt

Sibylla Cimmeria
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG FIN FRE
In teneris annis facie insignis honore
Militiae aeternae regem sacra virgo cibabit
Lacte suo, per quem gaudebunt pectore summo Omnia,
Et Eoo lucebit sydus ab orbe Mirificum.
Sua dona magi cum laude ferentes
Obiicient puero myrrham, aurum, thura sabaea.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Sibylle cimmérienne", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "The Cimmerian (Black Sea) Oracle", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 6
Word count: 39

The Cimmerian (Black Sea) Oracle
Language: English  after the Latin 
In her tender years, outstanding in appearance and in honour,
The holy virgin will feed the king of the eternal army
With her own milk; through him all things will rejoice with full hearts,
And a wondrous star will shine in the East.
Wise men bringing their gifts will present them 
to the boy with praises: myrrh, gold & Sabaean (Yemeni) incense.


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This text was added to the website: 2012-05-18
Line count: 6
Word count: 62