Dionysos

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These are the prayers to Dionysos. Their from the book ‘In Praise of Olympus: Prayers to the Greek Gods’ by Hearthstone. I hope that you like them and that they help in some way.

1st Prayer to Dionysos

I praise Dionysos, lord of the vine, lord of the far reaches of the mind; in the thick of the woods, along darkened paths, in the shadows of dusk and of dawn, you roam the world, the satyrs and the pretty nymphs dancing in your wake.

Son of Zeus and fair-haired Semele, bold-hearted Semele who dared to look into the face of glory, beautiful Semele who you carried into life again, Semele reborn who men called Thyone; beloved of clever Ariadne, quick-witted one so dear to your heart, your bright-eyed bride and consort; Dionysos, friend of women, friend of the blissful, wild-eyed maenads, pilgrims and pioneers, those who seek your cheer and inspiration, those who seek your release from sorrow and despair, those who are lost in joy and those who have found themselves to you.

Dionysos, god of the darkest dark and the deepest deep, boundless one, endless one, fathomless one, in you we see the edges of ourselves, in you we find our life’s journey, in you we find our home.

2nd Prayer to Dionysos

Dionysos, deep-hearted one who knows the souls of men and women, whose hand is ever open, ever within reach.

Dionysos, god who runs in the dark, who sees with eyes shut tight, who dances to the heart’s strong beat, ever are you yourself, ever constant, ever changing god of those who are trapped, those who seek your truth in their own, those who seek vision beyond seeing, those who seek wisdom beyond knowledge, those who seek the self, pure and sweet, those who seek clarity beyond definition, who seek to embrace the uncertain, to hold, but loosely, to what is true beyond trust.

3rd Prayer to Dionysos

Dionysos, god whose arrival is swift and certain, enduring friend of women and men whose welcome is warm, bringer of light, we see you in shadows. Dionysos, granter of great blessings, your presence is a heady wine.

Kind-hearted god, to each you give as is fitting, each vessel you fill only as we can bear, and yet with even a sip we are drunk upon you, and our faith is affirmed.

Awesome god, by our own will we drink deeply, with you we become lost, we wander, we are found.