Sunday, 20 March 2016
PRAYER TO HEKATE (FROM THE OPENING ORPHIC HYMN TO MUSÆUS)
And to my holy sacrifice invite, the pow'r who reigns in deepest hell and night; I call Einodian Hecate, lovely dame, of earthly, wat'ry, and celestial frame.
Sepulchral, in a saffron veil array'd, leas'd with dark ghosts that wander thro' the shade; Persian, unconquerable huntress hail! The world's key-bearer never doom'd to fail.
On the rough rock to wander thee delights, leader and nurse be present to our rites. Propitious grant our just desires success, accept our homage, and the incense bless.