Litany to Ares

This is the litany to Ares, to use on your prayer beads. I got this from a book called ‘In Praise of Olympus: Prayers to the Greek Gods’ by Hearthstone.

 

Fierce-hearted Ares, crafty master of battle, lord of war,

spirit of war, leader of men, inspirer of deeds, stormer of

stone-walled cities, with mighty arm you brandish the spear,

you shake the shield. I praise and honor you, I thank you for

your blessings.

 

Ares, destroyer of men, fearsome one who stalks the battlefield,

who holds the ruddy standard of war; insatiate you are of battle

and of blood. In your name do men do what is base, what is needful.

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

 

Stalwart Ares, strong of heart and firm of will, stout of arm and great

of spirit, you mettle undoubted, your vigor unequaled. Of nerve and

of courage you know much, O god who endures. I praise and honor you,

I thank you for your blessings.

 

Ares who stands between the weak and the strong, who stands before the gates,

tirelessly, endlessly, defender of cities, protector of homes, Ares who holds off the

hordes of chaos, kind one, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

 

Brave Ares, granter of strength to the weak, courage to the meek, voice to the silent,

will to the timid, hope and raw grit to those whose causes seems lost. Ares, who knows

the worth of those whose back is to the wall, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your

blessings.