Down, Down, to the Serpent's Lair

I’ve roughly translated these lyrics from one of the Deepstalker tribe’s traditional children’s songs. It appears to hold some sort of religious significance to the Native tribe, possibly a simplified version of some holy rite, meant to teach the tribe’s young how to conduct it? This requires more investigation. I do not think I have managed to keep the rhyme, but the content is what’s interesting, wouldn’t you agree old friend?
- A. T.

Near the Kraken’s realm
In the hunting grounds of the great beasts
There is the way
Down, down, to the Serpent’s Lair

The great sea maw
It churns, churns and endlessly twirls
It takes all
The greatest of beasts
The smallest of prey
Down, down to the Serpent’s Lair

But take heed, my child
The great maw is a test
First of many
On your way
Down, down to the Serpent’s Lair

After the maw, the Watcher waits
The once old, cruel god
Now naught but a guard
Answer his question truthfully
For falshehoods attract his ire

Ever downwards you go
Hiding from the Hunt
Hunting the glittering light beneath
Surviving the gauntlet of Dreamers
And then, and only then can you go
Down, down to the Serpent’s Lair
Ever downwards you go
Down, down to the Serpent’s Lair
Down, down, down, down, down, down

Until the three stand,
underneath the Serpent’s Gaze

Down, Down, to the Serpent's Lair

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