Hymn to Phersephone. Daughter of Zeus, Persephone divine, come, blessed queen, and to these rites incline: only-befotten, Plouton’s [Haides’] honoured wife, O venerable Goddess, source of life: ‘tis thine in earth’s profundities to dwell, fast by the wide and dismal gates of hell. Zeus’ holy offspring, of a beauteous mien, Praxidike (avenging Goddess), subterranean queen. The Eumenides’ [Erinyes’] source, fair-haired, whose frame proceeds from Zeus’ ineffable and secret seeds. Mother of Eubouleos [Dionysos-Zagreos], sonorous, divine, and many-formed, the parent of the vine. Associate of the Horai (Seasons), essence bright, all-ruling virgin, bearing heavenly light. With fruits abounding, of a bounteous mind, horned, and alone desired by those of mortal kind. O vernal queen, whom grassy plains delight, sweet to the smell, and pleasing to the sight: whose holy form in budding fruits we view, earth’s vigorous offspring of a various hue: espoused in autumn, life and death alone to wretched mortals from thy power is known: for thine the task , according to thy will, life to produce, and all that lives to kill. Hear, blessed Goddess, send a rich increase of various fruits from earth, with lovely peace: send health with gentle hand, and crown my life with blest abundance, free from noisy strife; last in extreme old age the prey of death, dismiss me willing to the realms beneath, to thy fair palace and the blissful plains where happy spirits dwell, and Plouton [Haides] reigns.
NA on FB!Check out the Gate to Neos Alexandria page on FaceBook! Announcements and discussions galore.
The PantheonNA needs your help! Please help us complete the Pantheon pages honoring the Gods and Goddesses by sending in poetry, short fiction, essays, rituals, and links.
- Aedicula Antinoi
- Amber Temple
- Ancient Egyptian Texts
- AWOL: The Ancient World Online
- Electronic Journal of Mithraic Studies
- Freeman Presson
- Gangleri's Grove
- Get Support
- Golden Trail
- Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: The Hellentistic World
- Kemetic Writers Group
- Loeb Classical Library
- Necropolis Now
- No Unsacred Place: Earth and Nature in Pagan Traditions
- Scroll of Poppaeus
- Temple of Athena
- The House of Vines
- The Wild Hunt