Alcohol is in my veins Tears fall as I think of you The true memory you left me with Is a key to the wine of melancholy
I drown myself in the deepest of sorrows As you hurted on that stake they burnt my soul as well Your pure feelings, your pure hate, it was not enough
Natassia, my beloved satanic witch The power in your eyes and yourself Worked for the numble in men Pass the bottle, pass the knife Pas me your unholy crafts
I shall never forget you, the best of all there is I lick your cold lips, I embrace your coffin as I sigh in woe You never kissed the priest, you never drank the blood of jews Weird, they say - well, turn it upside down like you did And they kill, KILL, and they take you away…
Now, centuries later, I do yours and my sign You live in me, like you moved in with my soul Your resurrection is the spirit of you - installed in me So now, your thoughts and your pain are my wine And Natassia, I’ll get these goddamn angels drunk…
“Sit now there; and look out upon the lands where evil and despair shall come upon those whom thou lovest. Thou hast dared to mock me, and to question the power of Melkor, Master of the fates of Arda. Therefore with my eyes thou shalt see, and with my ears thou shall hear; and never shalt thou move from this place until all is fulfilled unto its bitter end.”
The Haradrim or Southrons were the proud and warlike people of the Harad, in the south of Middle-earth.
Ancient enemies of Gondor, they allied with Sauron during the War of the Ring.
During the Second Age the Men of Númenor built a great city in the firth of Umbar, a vast natural harbour on the southern shores of the Bay of Belfalas, eventually turning the city into a fortified citadel from whose gates the Men of Númenor could levy great tributes upon the tribes of Harad.
At the time of the War of the Ring, the Southrons were in league with Sauron and fought alongside his Orc army. In the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, they deployed cavalry and gigantic,elephant-like Mûmakil. King Théoden of Rohan killed their leader, who bore the standard of the Black Serpent, during the battle.
Once Sauron was destroyed, the Southrons submitted to the rule of King Elessar.
J.R.R. Tolkien provided a description of one of their dead in The Lord of the Rings:
“He came to rest in the fern a few feet away, face downward, green arrow-feathers sticking from his neck below a golden collar. His scarlet robes were tattered, his corslet of overlapping brazen plates was rent and hewn, his black plaits of hair braided with gold were drenched with blood. His brown hand still clutched the hilt of a broken sword."― "Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit”
Haradrim is a Sindarin name, consisting of the elements harad (“south”) + rim (“host”).
Other versions of the Legendarium
Early variant names for this people were the Haradwaith (from the name of their land) and Haradrians.
Portrayal in Adaptations
2001-3: The Lord of the Rings (film series):
The Haradrim appear briefly in The Two Towers when Frodo and Sam witness a raid on one of their columns by Faramir's rangers. They are featured more prominently in The Return of the King, in which the battle between the Rohirrim and the Mûmakil is a major action sequence.While the book depicts the Southron army as primarily cavalry armed with scimitars, we see no horsemen in the movie: the Haradrim fight almost exclusively from platforms mounted on the backs of their monstrous oliphaunts. They have also adorned the animals’ tusks with spikes and shafts that crush and impale numerous enemy horsemen.The costumes of the Haradrim in the movie are Middle Eastern in style and dark brown or black in color, while the Haradrim wore red livery in