Can someone please help translate this "I am the storm". The context is “The devil whispered in my ear, ‘You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.’ Today I whispered in the devil’s ear, ‘I am the storm.’”

Much appreciated...


I'll shy away from a literal translation (which is a very post-Classical way of speaking) that the images show, and go with a more classical idiom:

Ecce tempestas!

Behold, the storm!

This works better if you imagine it in Roman comedy, where a character appears on stage and utters the line.

I should note that tempestas can mean something other than storm. Procella and hiems might be more specific, with the latter being a winter storm, but all three can and often do mean "a violent, rainy storm."


I would translate this as:

Ego tempestas sum.

Either the ego or the sum could be left out, but the ego is for emphasis (so you're not just saying, “I'm a storm”), and the sum is there because I like complete sentences.

In case you're getting a tattoo, you won't be the first ;-)

  • Thank you, not a tattoo, just a custom necklace for a lady veteran. – w2olves Dec 31 '20 at 15:23

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