Litany to Hera

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

I’m doing the Litany to Hera, which can be used on prayer beads. I get my info from the book ‘In Praise of Olympus: Prayers to the Greek Gods by Hearthstone.’ Hope you can use them.

 

Hera, queen of lofty Olympos, goddess whose crown shines brightly, alight with precious gems; attended by the Seasons, enthroned in gold, you sit at the side of lightning wielding Zeus: I praise and honor you. I thank you for your blessings.

Hera, queen of the cloudless heavens, queen of stars that flicker in the night; the broad blue sky is yours, Hera, the gentle breeze, the keen-edged winter winds. With every breath, we are grateful for your gifts: I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Hera of the lovely eyes, fairest of all who walk Olympos’ splendid halls; your beauty is unequaled , shining goddess, dark-eyed one whose gaze is steady, who sees into all hearts, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Glorious Hera, bride of thundering Zeus, friend of marriage, friend of those who pledge their hearts. Each wedding day is brighter for your presence, Hera; each couple is blessed who receives your favor. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Hera, goddess of family, of the bond between the generations, you know our forebears long ago and you will know our children’s children. Great Hera, wise one whose keen eye sees into posterity, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Mighty Hera, patroness of kings and of queens, of the leader of nations, you understand power, you hold its essence in your hands. You grant to those you favor all influence and might, O goddess. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Majestic Hera, indomitable goddess, defender of men, warder of the city walls, guardian of the gates, your people turn to you for success, you who are both comfort and refuge. I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.