et haec


|| Latin and the Raven Cycle ||

ostendes tuum et ostendam meus : I’ll show you mine if you show me yours

excelsior: ever upward 

arbores loqui latine: the trees speak Latin

rex corvus parate regis corvi: make way for the raven king

non mortem somni fratrem: not death, but his brother, sleep

forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit: and perhaps it will be pleasing to have remembered these things one day


those four times ronan called adam by his name.

“forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit,” ronan said into adam’s hearing ear, and adam’s body sagged against ronan, chest heaving.


Ronan wrapped his arms around Adam, pinning Adam’s upper arms against him. He was contained. “Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit,” Ronan said into Adam’s hearing ear, and Adam’s body sagged against Ronan, chest heaving. […] His head rested miserably on Ronan’s shoulder, everything shaking, standing only because Ronan did not allow him to sink.


Title: “Magical Spells and Charms”
-dated: 1600-1699
-authors: Unknown, but at least two separate writers are suspected.


“Hanc figuram tulit Angelus Domini Danieli

cum in leonum lacu vinctus Sederet; et dixit ei (?),

Haec Summi Dei est tabula quam si inspexeris, tibi

nullum malum eveniet.”

[Figure depicts a joining of the patriarchal cross and capital Y, signifying the relationship between the Father and the Son. Lower bar seems to represent justice, as two item are being weighed on either end: a chalice on the left, representing sacrifice, and an apple on the right, representing sin. Markings towards the bottom of the figure are more unclear in meaning. Entire symbol is surrounded by 3 borders, probably significant in representing the Trinity.] 

“Hanc figuram scribe in Pergamena Virginen

cum sanguine Agni virgenei: nunc suffumiga.

Potestates hec sunt: catenas, et vincula disrumpit,

gladius non perforabit cutem:, Inimicitias, fugat;

febres, fluxum sanguinis, et omnes dolores mitiget;

omniaq[ue] daemonum pugna defendit.”


“This figure took the form of an Angel to Daniel

When he sat imprisoned in the Lion’s Den; and he [the Angel] said to him:

“This image, of the Supreme God, if you look upon it, 

no harm will come.”

“Write this figure on Virgin parchment 

With the blood of a Virgin lamb

These are now the powers it contains: chains and bonds it will break

Swords will not pierce the skin; it dispels enemies,

Fever, sickness of the blood, and all forms of suffering it will mitigate.

And the battles of all demons it keeps off.”

So on my second read of TRK...

I took the time to look up some of the Latin phrases used and I got to this part:

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit,” Ronan said into Adam’s hearing ear, and Adam’s body sagged against Ronan, chest heaving. His hands still jerked and strained to violence. He gasped, “You asshole,” but Ronan could hear how near tears he was.

and then I found this:

and then I promptly dissolved into a puddle because oh my lord could they be any more adorable.

elucubrare  asked:

forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit

Thank you, finally, something reasonable to translate.

(For those of you who don’t know your Virgil - why not? - this means ‘Perhaps even these things will be pleasant to remember one day’, which is a very useful phrase in a kind of wow-I’m-depressed way.)

The good news is I can basically do this one word for word:

ταχα και ταυτα ποτε μνησθηναι ἡσθησεται.

Tacha kai tauta pote mnesthenai hesthesetai.

After 3 books, when you think you can’t love Ronan Lynch any more...

In TRK He:

Straight up pulls some Snow White shit at the Barnes

Eases every tense situation with wry humor

Spits in Robert Parrish’s yard while giving him the death stare.

Is poetic and daring with Adam - loves him furiously

Kisses Adam first!

Basically acts as Orphan Girl’s father (“Put your hands in your pockets!”)

Doesn’t think before diving in after her when she’s drowning

Has easy banter with Blue

Gives Declan that inch.

Whispers “Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit” (A joy it will be one day, perhaps, to remember even this) to Adam when he is possessed  Just the thing to calm him.

Fights till the bitter end when he is being “unmade”

…I mean….Just….GAH!

Ronan Fucking Lynch.