Litany to Dionysos

This is from my old blog, the Geekie Hellenist. Enjoy.

This is the Litany to Dionysos from the book ‘In Praise of Olympus: Prayers to the Greek Gods’ by Hearthstone. These are done on prayer beads. Hope that they help.

Dionysos of the vine, rich-tressed god of wine, potent and lusty, unmixed, undiluted, with full force you come to us, vital and robust, rich and strong and surprisingly sweet. Dionysos, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Ivy-bearing Dionysos, god of the green, of the power of root on stone, the force of life that will make its own way in spite of all who labor to hold it back, no will or work can bind your might. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Dionysos of the deep earth, of the dark world, of the unknown expanse beneath the black soil, beneath solid sotone, of mysteries you know much, of death and of what lies beyond. God of secrets, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Dionysos the inspiring, granter of words of prose of poesy, words heard best by the drunken and the mad, words forgotten with the passing of night and delight. Bacchus, granter of rare transport, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Dionysos Soter, holder of the hearts of men, you free us for the cares of the world, each brilliant frenzied moment a shining jewel, each glimpse of the sacred more precious than god. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Kindly Dionysos, granter of good to men and women, giver of gifts to all who seek your blessings. Gracious Dionysos, accepter of offerings great and small, friend of mankind, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

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