Litany to Aphrodite

This is the litany to Aphrodite, to be used with prayer beads. I get my info from ‘In Praise of Olympus: Prayers to the Greek Gods’ by Hearthstone. Enjoy.

Beautiful Aphrodite, fairest of the deathless gods, golden one whose name

was praised by poets, whose comely form was carved in stone, you are the ideal

of loveliness and grace, O peerless, flawless goddess. I praise and honor you, I

thank you for your blessings.

 

Laughter-loving Aphrodite, bringer of joy and merriment, who takes delight in

all things pleasant and lighthearted, all festivals and feasts all cheerful

diversions and celebrations. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

 

Aphrodite known as Peitho, mistress of sweet persuasion, who turns the hearts of

men and woman towards love, your gifts are welcomed by us all, goddess; we are

compelled by the eloquence of desire. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your

blessings.

 

Aphrodite, shaper of passions who kindles the fire of life, who awaken the oldest of

instincts; by your will our breath quickens, our pulse pounds, heard and harder until

we hear nothing else. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

 

Clever Aphrodite, contriver of the sweetest schemes, with cunning and guile you

clear the way for love. Devious one, deceptive one, to you do lovers turn to find

the forbidden, to grant the heart its desire. I praise and honor you, I thank you

for your blessings.

 

Aphrodite of the bridal bed, of two hearts bound with ties as strong and thin as

spider-silk. You watch with care, O goddess, as we pledge ourselves to one another,

hands clasped in an oath of love. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your

blessings.

 

Aphrodite of all people, goddess of the low and the lewd, the common and the

coarse, Aphrodite universal, Aphrodite blue, Aphrodite of the need and the now.

Goddess, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

 

Aphrodite Ourania, heavenly one, born of brutality, from seafoam and blood

you arose. Aphrodite of the spirit, of a love pure and true, of a flame bright

and still. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.