Sola Busca Cards: Nenbroto

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Sola Busca - Nenbroto - Trump XX

Sola Busca Tarot


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Fazio degli Uberti "Dittamondo"

Book 6, Chapter IX, verses 52-57 ca

In quel propio tempo, ch'io dico ora,

le genti in Sanaar si raunaro

con Nembrotto gigante, ch'era allora.

Per gran superbia, la torre fondaro

de la qual, credo, Iddio fe' beffe e rise,

veggendo in contro a Lui far tal riparo.


At the time I am speaking of

the people of Sanaar gathered

with giant Nimrod, who lived at that time.

For their pride, they build a tower

of which I think God made fun and laughed,

when he saw that such defense was made against him.


The episode of the Tower of Babylon is in the Bible (Book of Genesis).

Matteo Maria Boiardo "Orlando Innamorato"

Book 2 Chapter 14

Nel mezo è Rodamonte il furïoso,            In the middle [of the fight] is Rodomont,
Che sembra un vento di fortuna in mare,     Looking like a stormy wind in the sea.
Ed ha quel brando sì meraviglioso,          He holds that marvellous sword,
Qual già Nembroto fece fabricare,           Whose making had been ordered by Nembroto
Nembroto il fier gigante, che in Tesaglia   The proud giant who in Tessaglia
Sfidò già Dio con seco a la battaglia.      Challenged God to fight with him.

Poi quel superbo per la sua arroganza       His proud arrogance
Fece in Babel la torre edificare,           Made him build in Babel a tower
Ché de giongere in celo avea speranza,      That had hope to reach the sky.
E quello a terra tutto ruïnare.             But God destroyed it.
Costui, fidando nella sua possanza,         Nembroto, trusting his own strength,
Il brando de cui parlo, fece fare,          Ordered the making of the sword I am speaking of.
Di tal metallo e tal temperatura            It was made of such metal and such temper
Che arme del mondo contra a lui non dura.   That no weapon in the world is a match for it.

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