Litany to Persephone

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

This is the litany to Persephone. I got it from the book ‘In Praise of Olympus: Prayers to the Greek Gods’ by Hearthstone

Persephone of the new blossoms, companion of the laughing nymphs, with whom you dance in flowered fields, with whom you play a merry games. Goddess, slim-ankled maid, fair and sweet as new spring blossoms, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Persephone, bearer of golden sheaves, bearer of the fruit of the trees, corn maiden who dwells beneath the earth, who rises with the pale green shoots each spring. Child of Demeter whose gifts are great, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Fair-haired Persephone, bride of noble Hades, queen of the underworld, mindfully you tasted the seed of the pomegranate, with love and care you chose to bear the heavy crown. Persephone, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Good Persephone who makes welcome the dead in the golden halls of Hades, kind-hearted one whose grace it is the comforts those who have passed from our world into your dark and distant realm, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Persephone, merciful maiden of the Mysteries, friend of the happy dead who travel first to fair Eleusis, who travel last to distant Elysion. Rich-robed Persephone of ancient might, goddess, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

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