At iuvenis vicisse dolo ratus avolat ipse
( haud mora ) , conversisque fugax aufertur habenis
quadripedemque citum ferrata calce fatigat .
" Vane Ligus frustraque animis elate superbis ,
nequiquam patrias temptasti lubricus artes ,
nec fraus te incolumem fallaci perferet Auno . "
Haec fatur virgo , et pernicibus ignea plantis
transit equum cursu frenisque adversa prehensis
congreditur poenasque inimico ex sanguine sumit :
quam facile accipiter saxo sacer ales ab alto
consequitur pennis sublimem in numbe columbam
comprensamque tenet pedibusque eviscerat uncis ;
tum cruor et vulsae labuntur ab aethere plumae .
But the youth , sure he had won by guile , sped off
( instantly ) , flicking his reins , took to flight ,
pricking his horse to a gallop with spurs of steel .
The girl shouted : ‘Stupid Ligurian , uselessly vaunting
your boastful spirit , you’ve tried your slippery native wiles
in vain , and cunning won’t carry you back to Aunus unharmed . ’
And like lightning , she intercepted the horse’s path , on swift feet ,
and seizing the reins from in front tackled him , and took vengeance
On the blood she hated : as light as a falcon , Apollo’s sacred bird ,
swooping from a tall rock , overtaking a dove in flight in the high cloud ,
holding her in its talons , and tearing her heart out with its curved talons :
while blood and torn feathers shower from the sky .
But the young man , who was certain he had defeated the trick , fled
( without delay ) , the young man swiftly fetched his reins
And the weary horse , covered with iron , moved swiftly over the limestone .
" Untrustworthy Ligurian , haughtily carrying your proud spirit in vain ,
Noone will test the hazardous art of the fatherland ,
And you won’t endure to treacherous Aunus unharmed . " the young woman spoke these words
On nimble feet , the hot-footed woman
Caught up with the horse’s gallop and grabbed the bridle while crossing its direction
Accepting the nearing punishment of the enemy’s bloodline :
How easily the swift , winged hawk flew high above the sacred stone
The winged hawk sought after the dove from high
The curved talons of the hawk wrapped around and disemboweled the dove ;
Then the hawk plucked the gore and feathers up from the dove .