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Posted 02 November 2013 - 05:06 PM

ԾԻԾԵՌՆԱԿԱԲԵՐԴ

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Swallow Castle

ԾիծեռնաԿ also spelled Ծիծառնիկ

I wish I could find that poem Ծիծառնիկ by Roussinian.

I can’t find that poem by Nahapet Roussinian Ծիծառնիկ Tsitsarnik

Here is what I remember, with reconstruction of mine.

Ծիծառնիկ, ծիծառնիկ

Քուկ՞դ էր ուրեմն ոհ անտէրունջ այդ բունիկ,

Զոր այս երթին խորշն առաջին մտնելուս

Տեսայ թափուռ , ու լցուեցաւ աչք ս կուռ

Արտասուքով դառն, տխուր

Translation.

Swallow, oh Swallow,

So. that was your homeless nest under this roof,

When I entered there, I saw empty aband.

My eyes swelled with bitter tears sad.

Swallow also known as Swift, fast արագ. There may be a reason for that, as they are also known as Messenger Birds.

Խոսք` Գ.Դոդոխյանի, երաժշտ.` ըստ Կոմիտասի

Ծիծեռնա'կ, ծիծեռնա'կ,
Դու` գարնան սիրո'ւն թռչնակ,
Դեպի ո՞ւր, ինձ ասա,
Թռչում ես այդպես արագ:

Ա՜խ թռի'ր, ծիծեռնակ
Ծնած տեղս Աշտարակ,
Անդ շինիր քո բույնը
Հայրենի կտուրի տակ:

Անդ հեռու ալևոր
Հայր ունիմ սգավոր,
Որ միակ իր որդուն
Սպասում է օրերօր:

Դե'հ, սիրո'ւն ծիծեռնակ,
Հեռացի'ր, թռի'ր արագ
Դեպ հայոց երկիրը`
Ծնած տեղս Աշտարակ:

Googling will redirect us to a million ( 942,000 to be exact) sites, all talking about the Genocde Memorial.

No where I could find the history of it. Here is what little is available.

ԾԻԾԵՌՆԱԿԱԲԵՐԴ- A bronze age ancient site in Yerevan, at the right bank of the river Hrazdan. According to legend there was a Temple for the goddess Astghik, situated on top of a hill, at the top story of which swallows would weave their nests. These birds were viewed as sacred messengers of the gods. They would act as messengers- սուրհանդակներ- carrying back and forth Astghik’s love letters to Her lover Vahakn.

The archeological excavations are incomplete, probably mainly because now it is another sacred site of the Genocide Memorial Complex- 1967. During the excavations many artifacts were unearthed, however further excavations were abandoned.

In 1925 there was some interest and some digging, when some Bronze Age tombs were found, where shards of pottery of all colors and shapes were found. In addition to some metal statuettes and jerry, human and animal bones During the excavations for the Genocide Memorial, many artifacts were found, including evidences of human habitation.

Go to Swallows here and see some of the Armenian ones.

http://www.armeniabirding.info/galry.html

http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o405/AR TISTANT/tattoo_002.jpg

http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-blogs-components-weblogfiles/00-00-01-88-34/6138.swallow.jpg

http://hy.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D4%B3%D5%B5%D5%B8%D6%82%D5%B2%D5%A1%D5%AF%D5%A1%D5%B6_%D5%AE%D5%AB%D5%AE%D5%A5%D5%BC%D5%B6%D5%A1%D5%AF

http://www.transcend.ws/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/SwallowsSanJuanCapistrano.png

 






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