Helios

This is from my old blog, the Geekie Hellenist.

This is the prayer to Helios, which I got from the book ‘In Praise of Olympus: Prayers to the Greek Gods’ by Hearthstone.

 

I praise bright Helios, great god who sees all things, who hears each oath, who acknowledges each deed; in all the world there is no spot hidden from your eye, no escape from your certain witness.

Son of Titans, of fiery Hyperion and blue-eyed Theia, brother of white-browed Selene, each day your firm hand guides the chariot of the sun, four flaming steeds of might and spirit, who cross the breadth of the sky.

Beautiful Helios, fair-haired god, clad in purple, the sun’s rays bathe you in light, O glorious one, as splendor crowns you, wraps you in brilliance.

Helios, whose face we see each day in our lives, who warms the soil that crops may grow, whose radiance nourishes our children, whose might pierces the dark of night, O Helios, I honor you, I praise your name.

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