[Homer], Homeric Hymns 13. To Demeter

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13. ΕΙΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΑΝ

Δήμητρ᾿ ἠΰκομον σεμνὴν θεὸν ἄρχομ᾿ ἀείδειν, αὐτὴν καὶ κούρην περικαλλέα Περσεφόνειαν.

χαῖρε, θεά, καὶ τήνδε σάου πόλιν, ἄρχε δ᾿ ἀοιδῆς.

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13. To Demeter

Of Demeter the lovely-haired, the august goddess first I sing, of her and her daughter, beautiful Persephone.

I salute you, goddess: keep this city safe, and give my song its beginning.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.homeric_hymns_13_demeter.2003