The Hunter

The Hunter

Written: Unknown
Realm: Qafric Wastes
Author: Unknown

The Hunter is a poem from the Qafric Wastes. It was recorded by the Mataran scholar Alemayehu during the 900s MG in his collection of Qafrianni poetry, the Book of Songs.

It describes a battle between a hunter and his prey. The hunter seeks to find his name in returning with the pelt of a tiger, but instead is killed by a great snake who squeezed him to death. It is a cautionary tale to warn against hubris.

Its most famous lines are:
     The sirocco lifts tales like sand,
     Hard songs to frighten every man.
     One tells of braving tiger’s claws
     but forgets the snake’s love of laws