What Necronomicon Translation Do You Prefer?

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What Necronomicon Translation Do You Prefer?

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1RolfeSenior
apr 1, 2009, 3:02am

I like the Greek edition of Theodorus Philetas. I’m having my four-year old, Rolfe Jr., translate one page a day.

2AcademyGuy
apr 1, 2009, 3:03am

Yemeni Green.

That is not dead which can eternal lie.
And with strange aeons even death may die.


The couplet is incomparable in English, but truly exquisite in the original Arab dialect. My interest was sparked when we read excerpts of it in my Introduction to Theology course at the Harvard Divinity School.

3MythosMom
apr 1, 2009, 3:04am

The John Dee version.

4RolfeSenior
apr 1, 2009, 3:05am

You have it?!!

5MythosMom
apr 1, 2009, 3:06am

Well, fragments of the First and Second Books. We of course use Philetas as a bridge. But it’s useful for Penelope and Phillip to see different approaches, as well as providing a link to their sixteenth century occult studies.

6AmyWontBeLeftBehind
apr 1, 2009, 3:08am

I like the Good News version. I’m taking it to prayer camp, next week.

7DrOrpheus
apr 1, 2009, 3:09am

Ah, Amy . . . but we were talking about the Necronomicon—that ancient and exquisite source of wisdom and enlightenment.

8AmyWontBeLeftBehind
apr 1, 2009, 3:10am

You mean you weren’t talking about . . .

9DrOrpheus
apr 1, 2009, 3:11am

No, Amy. Something better. Are you listed on Facebook?

10AmyWontBeLeftBehind
apr 1, 2009, 3:12am

Yes. I mean, No.

11DrOrpheus
apr 1, 2009, 3:13am

Unfortunate. What, if I may ask, is your Internet address, my precocious and untainted child?

12AmyWontBeLeftBehind
apr 1, 2009, 3:13am

Are you my uncle playing a joke on me?

13DrOrpheus
apr 1, 2009, 3:14am

No, I mean, Yes. Would you like to meet your uncle and learn first-hand from him the teachings of the Oldest Written Source of Truth and Strength, my dear Amy?

14AmyWontBeLeftBehind
apr 1, 2009, 3:15am

I . . . no.

15DrOrpheus
apr 1, 2009, 3:16am

Amy, may I say just one thing?

16AmyWontBeLeftBehind
apr 1, 2009, 3:16am

Okay.

17DrOrpheus
apr 1, 2009, 3:18am

Cthulhu Fhtagn!

18AmyWontBeLeftBehind
apr 1, 2009, 3:18am

That’s IT! I’m emailing Abby!

19Britni_baby
apr 1, 2009, 3:19am

LMFAO!!!

20Carnophile
apr 1, 2009, 7:07am

"Translation"? Pfft, what a bunch of posers! Learn the language, people! A little respect for other cultures! (Rolls eyes.)