Hippolytus’ Prayer to Artemis

Lady, most revered lady, daughter of Zeus, welcome, Artemis, welcome, daughter of Leto and Zeus, you who are the most beautiful by far among the virgins, and in mighty heaven you dwell in the richly-gilded palace of Zeus. Welcome most beautiful, most beautiful throughout Olympus!


Euripides, Hippolytus, lines 60-70, translation by E. P. Coleridge