Litany to Athena

This is from my old blog, The Geekie Hellenist.

These are prayers that you can do on your prayer beads. I get them from the book ‘In Praise of Olympus: Prayers to the Greek Gods’ by Hearthstone. Hope that you enjoy them.

Clear-minded Athena, bestower of wisdom, granter of reason, judicious one whose agile mind knowns when to be prudent and when to be bold, whose guidance is true, whose advice is ever sound. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Great and good Athena, mistress of the city, who finds beauty in clean-swept streets and well-planned squares, who guards the gates of towns and cities large and small, who hears all words spoken in market and assembly, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Mighty Athena, whose able arm ever aids the weak, who upholds our efforts, who sustains our strength, who in battle is unsurprassed, you ward us from all who would assail us, all who wish us harm. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Clever Athena, contriver of cunning plans, crafty one, artful one, who looks upon the game half-played and sees the way to seize the win. Goddess, you know that where might may fail, wit will ever succeed. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Triumphant Athena, bringer of victory, holder of the battle standard, sounder of the war trumpet, granter of the spoils of strife, wisest of strategists, wiliest of tacticians. Goddess, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Athena Ergane, worker of art and craft, weaver of tapestries so intricate and bright, the world pales beside them; friend of the spinner, the seamstress, the smith, friend of all artisans, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Gracious Athena, patron of heroes clever and strong, discerner of excellence, with a glance you know the best of men and women and make them yours. Challenge and chance fall to those you favor, goddess. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

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