Hymn to Zeus

February 6th, 2008

My wife, Rev. Lady Bella Sundancer, is a bard among her other magical roles. She’s written a series of hymns to the Hellenic Gods in the Orphic style. Here is her Hymn to Zeus.

Hymn to Zeus

Hail Zeus, Lord Father
Overlord, Underlord, Lord before and after
Pray for us sinners
When we stray from our true will
Father of everything, you are jovial and lusty
Yet your pot of thunderbolts waits
Ready to spot an indiscretion
Mighty and strong you rove far and wide
Searching the nymphs for your pretty new bride
Father of many, none could count all your children
Vast as the snows and many as the mountains
Your seed is sown and grows a plentiful field
No farmer could want a better yield
Hide and seek with Hera, you are cunning
For who would wed a cow? None but you
Marching with the armies, tending the fields
Watching your peoples, your rule is vast
All have no fear under your care
You are a just and fair ruler
You protect your children with a firm hand
Great Father, we ask for your protection
From fear, ruin, and an uneasy spirit


2 Responses to “Hymn to Zeus”

  1. Melia Says:

    Neos Alexandria is putting together a devotional to Zeus. Would your wife submit this for the devotional? details can be found here:
    http://www.neosalexandria.org/zeus_devotional.htm

    Other NA devotionals can be seen here:

    http://www.neosalexandria.org/publishing.htm

  2. Morninghawk Says:

    Bella has submitted her Hymn to Zeus earlier, so you will see it there. Thanks for putting up the info, though, as I’m sure others would like to know how they can share their devotionals about Zeus and others.

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