Narrator: In ancient times, the land lay covered in forests, where, from ages long past, dwelt the spirits of the gods. Back then, man and beast lived in harmony, but as time went by, most of the great forests were destroyed. Those that remained were guarded by gigantic beasts who owed their allegiances to the Great Forest Spirit, for those were the days of gods and of demons.
San, The Princess Mononoke: It's over, the Forest Spirit is dead now.
Prince Ashitaka: Never. He is life itself. He is here with us now, telling us, it's time for both of us to live.