Ancient Hymn for Leto

Orphic Hymn 35. To Leto
Incense: Myrrh

Dark-veiled Leto, revered goddess and mother of twins,
Great-souled daughter of Koios, queen to whom many pray,
To your lot fell the birth pains for Zeus’ fair child.
You bore Phoibos and arrow-pouring Artemis, her on Ortygia, and him on rocky Delos.
Hear, lady goddess, and with favor in your heart,
Come to this all-holy rite and bring sweet end.

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