Agon for Minerva and Apollo – Entry #9

Hymn to Minerva

by J. Lawrence

Hail Minerva, dignified, regal,

Enthroned in stately splendor among Your kin;

to You this day we offer all honor and praise,

and sing our adorations of Your many gifts to us.

 

Goddess of wisdom, we revere You;

we bow and adore You, ever-thankful,

Raising our voices in grateful hymn.

In Your name were books written, lectures given,

libraries raised to hold the words of

thousands of men and women You inspired.

 

Goddess of a thousand arts, we revere You;

You who rule over all the arts,

Guiding all craftsmen, all painters,

all who spin, weave with wool,

And those who raise their voices

In poetry, story, and song.

 

Goddess of strategy and of arms, You inspire

those warriors who take up arms against our foes.

Lady of a million battles, You have shown us

that winning a war consists not merely of

more men and weapons than our enemies,

but the tactics to use them with sense, as well.

 

Daughter of Metis, we revere You;

All-wise, all-brilliant, all-giving, all-strong;

You are Your mother’s daughter,

and never shall we cease to sing your glories.

 

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

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