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Re: Temple Of The King

Posted by ESC on May 11, 2004

In Reply to: Temple Of The King posted by CjK on May 11, 2004

: One day in the year of the Fox
: Came a time remembered well
: When the strong young man of the rising sun
: Won the throwing of the big black bear

: One day in the year of the Fox
: When the bell began to ring
: It meant the time had come for the one
: To go to the Temple of the King

: 1. What is "the year of the Fox"?
: 2. What is "the Temple of the King"?
: 3. Why one has to win the bear fighting before going to the Temple of the King?

: I can imagine what happened in this song, but don't really understand it. In my country, we use the animal year too. This year is the year of the Monkey. In 2006 will be the year of the Dog. So, I guess "the year of the fox" must be used in some culture.--- Thank you.

I don't know what it means. A little background: This is a song by the group "Rainbow." An Amazon.com review says: Founded by Deep Purple's founding guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, and originally called Blackmore's Rainbow, Rainbow was a revolving-door supergroup, in which artists like Ronnie James Dio, Cozy Powell, Joe Lynn Turner, and Tony Carey entered just long enough to establish themselves and bolster their resumes.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/nigel.d.young/rainbow/a1r-totk.htm