Litany to Hades

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

This is the Litany to Hades, to be done on prayer beads. I get this from ‘In Praise of Olympus: Prayers to the Greek Gods’ by Hearthstone. I hope that this helps out those that honor Hades.

 

Noble Hades, lord of the afterworld, upon your head the shining helm that veils the one it crowns in darkness, within your grasp the fearful staff with which you split the world asunder. Hades, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Hades, holder of all the wealth within the world, yours are all the priceless treasures buried in the earth’s deep bones, the silver and the gold, the copper and the iron, the many-colored gems. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Within your realm, Oh Hades, are treasures too of life and abundance. The precious seeds of fruit and grain, the soft black soil that clings to root and leaf, without these gifts would mankind fail to flourish. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Kindly host of the dead, receiver of all who pass from the earth into your deep, abyssal realm, granter of rest for the weary, sweet reunion for those too long parted by your well-wrought gates. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Fair-minded Hades, even-handed one who holds in hand the lot of all whose earthly lives have ended. The greatest kings, the lowest of beggars, all receive reward or sanction by your will. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.