Orphic Hymn to Hekate
Hekate Einodia, Trioditis, lovely dame, of earthly, watery, and celestial frame,— Translation by Apostolos N. Athanassakis
Sepulchral, in a saffron veil arrayed, pleased with dark ghosts that wander through the shade;
Perseis, solitary goddess, hail! The world’s key-bearer, never doomed to fail;
in stags rejoicing, huntress, nightly seen, and drawn by bulls, unconquerable queen;
Leader, Nymphe, nurse, on mountains wandering,
Hear the suppliants who with holy rites thy power revere,
and to the herdsman with a favouring mind draw near.