Epione

This is from my old blog, the Geekie Hellenist, Enjoy.

This is a prayer to Epione, the beloved of Asklepios. I got this prayer from ‘In Praise of Olympus: Prayers to the Greek Gods’ by Hearthstone. I hope that this helps someone.

 

Soft-voiced Epione, beloved of skillful Asklepios, mother of learned daughters four: Hygeia who grants us hale and hearty lives; Akeso who knits our bones and cools our fevers; Panacea who holds the cure of all that ails; and Iaso who knows of many remedies.

Blessed Epione, easer of distress, to you do we turn when the torments of ill health grow great, when wounds and maladies consume the soul, when pain is cruel, bitter beyond bearing; then do we come, sweet goddess, bringing comfort and relief, easing the hurt.

Goddess, I praise you.