Litany to Apollon

Here’s the Litany to Apollo to use on your prayer beads. I got this from the book ‘In Praise of Olympus: Prayers to the Greek Gods’ by Hearthstone.

 

Golden Apollo, son of lightening-wielding Zeus,

bright and blazing as the sun, your dreadful glory

unbearable to mortal eyes, your beauty would blind

us, an understanding of you drive us mad. I praise and

honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

 

Beautiful Apollo, ever young, ever fair,

ever poised on the line between boy and man,

beardless and lithe, with hair shining and unshorn,

flawless of face and of form, ideal of the gods,

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

 

Apollo, who leads the merry Muses in dance and song,

the artist and poet pray to you for inspiration and for

revelation. For visions and for enlightnment, Apollo.

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

 

Apollo, friend of seers and soothsayers who carries the words

of father Zeus, in far-famed Delphi were you well known, did

men and women consult your oracle, praying for insight and

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

 

Far-shooting Apollo, bowman with no rival, you lose your arrows

from afar; through the air they arc, true of flight, each shot striking

its mark. Steady-armed marksman, deadliest of huntsmen, I

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

 

Apollo the healer, father of physicians, sender of plagues and source

of remedies, granter of good health and sound constitution, maker

of miracles, worker of wonders, I praise and honor you, I thank you

for your blessings.

 

Apollo, who delivers us from all that is baneful and bad, who safeguards

the city, the street, the stranger, whose fury falls on the evildoer, Apollo

who answers the pleas of the distressed, I praise and honor you, I thank

you for your blessings.

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