Silde 1: map of a northern region of Germany; in the light rectangle where the Germanic tribe of the Marsi lived, was supposedly the shrine of the goddess Tamfana located. Slide 2: Tanfana: “Sanctuary is Lost”, by Pollyanna Jones. From the book „Gods of the Germanic Peoples 2, p. 494.

Romans nay… Germanics yay
Romans nay… Germanics yay
Romans nay… Germanics yay

They had worked many days on the fields,
the harvest had given rich yields.
We thank Tanfana said the priest,
now is the time for her feast.

All children and women and men
went to the forest and then
the laughed and danced and had much fun
the harvest festival had begun.

On that late summerday full of joy,
Roman soldiers came to destroy,
and after they robbed all our goods,
they sneaked to our grove in the woods.

Romans nay… Germanics yay
Romans nay… Germanics yay
Romans nay… Germanics yay

Those soldiers were very well skilled,
in no time almost most Marsi were killed,
no matter the cries of dismay,
Just few did survive at that day.

To Tanfana they promised a vow,
no mercy for Romans from now.
So many were killed every night,
it caused on them big mortal fright.

Romans nay… Germanics yay
Romans nay… Germanics yay
Romans nay… Germanics yay

\’Though Romans did stay for a while,
there reign became lesser stabile,
at last they felt really exhaust
Germania the Romans had lost.

Romans nay… Germanics yay
Romans nay… Germanics yay
Romans nay… Germanics yay

Don\’t seek for the Tanfana shrine
in woods between Ruhr, Lippe and Rhine,
but if you will ever be there:
send to the goddess your prayer.

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