Homeric Hymn 18: To Hermes

I sing of Cyllenian Hermes, the Slayer of Argus, lord of Cyllene and Arcadia rich in flocks, luck-bringing messenger of the deathless gods. He was born of Maia, the daughter of Atlas, when she had made with Zeus, — a shy goddess she. Ever she avoided the throng...
Homeric Hymn 6: To Aphrodite

Homeric Hymn 6: To Aphrodite

I will sing of stately Aphrodite, gold-crowned and beautiful, whose dominion is the walled cities of all sea-set Cyprus. There the moist breath of the western wind wafted her over the waves of the loud-moaning sea in soft foam, and there the gold-filleted Hours...

Book Review: Greek Religion by Walter Burkert

Before picking up this book, you should be prepared with the following knowledge: this book is lengthy and very dry. It is not a book that can be breezed through and probably would not appeal to everyone. Don’t let that scare you away though! It’s also an...

Homeric Hymn 1: To Dionysos

For some say, at Dracanum; and some, on windy Icarus; and some, in Naxos, O Heaven-born, Insewn[1]; and others by the deep-eddying river Alpheus that pregnant Semele bare you to Zeus the thunder-lover. And others yet, lord, say you were born in Thebes; but all these...