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Homeric Hymn to Hekatê

Post  spokane89 on Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:53 pm

I love this, all his other hymns are just beautiful and reverence, but Homer shows his mortal side in this hymn to Hekatê Kourotrophos:

Homeric Hymn #12

Kourotrophe (nurse of the young) [Hekate], give your ear to my prayer, and grant that this woman may reject the love-embrace of youth and dote on grey-haired old men whose powers are dulled, but whose hearts still desire.

Homer, you old hound-dog! Razz
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Re: Homeric Hymn to Hekatê

Post  J_Agathokles on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:36 am

Ehm. There is no Homeric Hymn to Hekatē... Where did you find that?

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Re: Homeric Hymn to Hekatê

Post  J_Agathokles on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:41 am

Ah, I just found it on Theoi.com: http://www.theoi.com/Khthonios/HekateGoddess.html

"Kourotrophe (nurse of the young) [Hekate], give your ear to my prayer, and grant that this woman may reject the love-embrace of youth and dote on grey-haired old men whose powers are dulled, but whose hearts still desire." - Homer's Epigrams 12

It's not actually one of the 33 Homeric Hymns, but it's an epigram attributed to him.

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Re: Homeric Hymn to Hekatê

Post  spokane89 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:13 am

Well, isn't my face red? Embarassed
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Re: Homeric Hymn to Hekatê

Post  Callisto on Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:39 pm

It's still funny though. Smile

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