Megale Artemis

Megale Artemis
by Drew Campbell

Megale Artemis, swift-running and far-shooting huntress,
yours are the creatures of the wild and all their young.
You aid those who tred your mountains with respect and honor you with dances.
Keladeine, Hegemone, Agrotera, you are the mistress of animals, Potnia Theron.
Help us to preserve your virgin forests, your solitary peaks, and your wild rivers.
Let fly your arrows at those who cut down your sacred groves out of greed, leaving your wild children no homes.
As we honor you today, may our children still find joy in your mountain haunts
and bring you offerings as of old.

From: Old Stones, New Temples 2000. Written especially for an Elaphebolia ritual.