Blessed Heracles

Blessed Heracles, it is fitting for you to persuade the husband of Hera and the gray-eyed virgin goddess; you are often able to give mortals courage against the impasse of helplessness. Would that you might join their youth and splendid old age to a strong and secure life, and weave it through to the end in good fortune, and may their children’s children always have the honor of the present day, and a still better one to come.


Pindar Nemean Ode 7 (lines 94-101)