Heer Halewijn (also known as Van Here Halewijn and in English The Song of Lord Halewijn) is one of the oldest Dutch folk songs with ancient subject matter to be recorded. The song dates back to the 13th century while t...展开he story it tells and mythemes come from earlier Germanic pre-Christian legends.
In the song, Lord Halewijn is an evil man who lures one woman after the other to the forest with a musical song, and kills them. His power is in a magical song:
"Lord Halewijn sang a song,
all who heard it wanted to be with him."
The folk song begins with one princess who wants to see Lord Halewijn, she is lured into the forest, where she sees all the other murdered women's bodies. Lord Halewijn fells in love with her and cannot kill her. The princess quickly kills him by chopping off his head.Because she loves Lord Halewijn, she never get married.