Orphic Hymn 3: To Ouranos
(adapted from the Thomas Taylor translation)
Great Ouranos, whose mighty frame no respite knows, father of all, from whom the world arose:
Hear, bounteous parent, source and end of all, forever whirling round this earthly ball;
Abode of Gods, whose guardian power surrounds the eternal World with ever during bounds;
Whose ample bosom and encircling folds the dire necessity of nature holds.
Ethereal, earthly, whose all-various frame azure and full of forms, no power can tame.
All-seeing Heaven, progenitor of Kronos, forever blessed, deity sublime,
Propitious on a novel mystic shine, and crown his wishes with a life divine.