O Thanagor

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"O Thanagor" (lit. "O King") is a song first introduced during the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne closing cinematic. The song became a recurring lyrical leitmotif in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, appearing in several songs, including "Arthas, My Son" and "Invincible." The song also appears as part of the medley in the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm main theme, "The Shattering."

Terenas Menethil II narrates the opening cinematic to World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, reminding Arthas of his duty as the heir to the throne of Lordaeron.[1]

My son, the day you were born, the very forests of Lordaeron whispered the name Arthas.
My child, I watched with pride as you grew into a weapon of righteousness.
Remember, our line has always ruled with wisdom and strength. And I know you will show restraint when exercising your great power.
But the truest victory, my son, is stirring the hearts of your people. I tell you this, for when my days have come to an end, you shall be King.

Lyrics

Common lyrics English translation

O Thanagor.....
An Karanir Thanagor,
Mor Ok Angalor.
Mor Ok Gorum
Palahm Raval.
Ro-mun A'l Ga
Ballog A'l Enthu
Korok Na Boda...
Ha! Ma! Da! Ma!
Erigo Eo Draco Modo!
Mor Ok Gorum Pala'ahm
Mor Ok Croval Angalor
Thanagor.....
Mor Ok Gorum
Pala Ah'm raval
Specto Su Praesenti...
Caligo Caelum...
Mor Ok Croval Anga'lor
Karanir Thanagor....
Karanir Thanagor!

O King.....
Long live the king,
May he reign...forever.
May his strength
fail him never.
First in battle
last in retreat.
Even in death...
Ha! Ma! Da! Ma!
Raise this dragon now!
May his strength fail him never
May his reign last forever
King....
May his strength
fail him never
See his power...
Darken the sky...
May his reign last forever
Long live the king...
Long live the king!

The italicized lines are Latin.

Cinematic

Wrath of the Lich King Cinematic

Notes

  • Blizzard originally recorded a male tenor for the main melody before opting to use a boy soprano.[2]

References

See also