Orphic Hymn 55: To Adonis
Much-named, and best of daimons, hear my prayer, the desert-loving, decked with tender hair;
Joy to diffuse, by all desired is yours, much formed, Eubouleos; aliment divine
Female and Male, all charming to the sight, Adonis ever flourishing and bright;
At stated periods doomed to set and rise, with splendid lamp, the glory of the skies.
Two-horned and lovely, reverenced with tears, of beauteous form, adorned with copious hairs.
Rejoicing in the chace, all-graceful power, sweet plant of Aphrodite, Love’s Eros’ delightful flower:
Descended from the secret bed divine, of lovely-haired, infernal Persephone.
‘Tis yours to fink in Tartarus profound, and shine again through heaven’s illustrious round,
With beauteous temporal orb restored to sight; come, with earth’s fruits, and in these flames delight.