Hymn to Prometheus
(adapted from ADF Synoikia ritual)
I call on Prometheus who stole divine fire from the gods to give to us. He could not bear to see us suffer, so he went to Olympos, took a glowing ember from the sacred hearth, and hid it in a hollow stalk of fennel, and then carried it down to us. Divine fire allows us to do purification, and for this Zeus punished Prometheus by chaining him to a rock and having an eagle swoop down every day and eat his liver. He loses his own purifying organ for the purifying force he gave to us. So now it is time to light anew the sacred fire from the sun, rays brought to us by the eagle who eats his liver, and Prometheus kindles our fire once again.
Prometheus, didon pur kluthi mou!
Burn bright flame within me
Kindled of eternal fire.
Of the people I do be,
And the people part of me.
All one in many parts,
A single fire of flaming hearts.