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Saturday, 13 February 2010

Orphic Hymn to Bakkhos Perikionios



"Bakkhos Perikionios, hear my prayer,
Who maddest the house of Kadmos once your care,
With matchless force, his pillars twining round,
When burning thunders shook the solid ground,
In flaming, founding torrents borne along,
Propt by your grasp indissolubly strong.
Come mighty Bakkhos to these rites inclined,
And bless thy suppliants with rejoicing mind."


Extracted from the Hymns of Orpheus

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