Runebomme and the God of Thunder


Antlers protruding
He lay buried in the earth
Standing in cold soil
Dierpmis appeased
Velvet fraying on their white tips

The rhythmic chanting
Summoned Bieggolmmái
Whose gentle zephyr
Moved still the sloughed remnants
Casting words on the tundra

Runebomme: Ritual drum of reindeer-calf skin
Sami Gods: Dierpmis (the god of thunder)
Bieggolmmái (the god of wind)

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