A healthy reminder…

As someone reminded me today “This is a pandemic, not a sabbatical.” Give yourselves a rest. I pass it on…

 

asklepios-i

 

 Prayers to Asklepios

I.

Hail to You, Asklepios,
Son of Apollo,
Best of Physicians.

Hail to You,
Father of Heroes,
Father of many Healing Powers.
With Your daughter Hygeia,
You grant relief to many.

Hail to You,
Most beloved Savior.
You bring restoration:
Of mind, body, and spirit.
You bring the grace
Of health and wholeness.

Father of Medicine,
Ever do You hear our prayers.
I thank You for Your blessings.
Hail to You, Asklepios.

II.

Mighty Healer, I give praises to You,
Ever and always,
Great blessing of Olympus.
I ask that You hear my prayer now.

Aglaopais, giver of beautiful children
Splendid, shining, and bright,
I hail You.

Agnitas, giver of sanctuary,
Sanctuary of the mind,
Sanctuary of the spirit,
I hail You.

Arkhayaetas, Founder of the art of Healing,
Father of physicians, and all the medical arts,
I hail You.

Dimainaetos,
You to Whom temples were given.
I hail You.

Esplace,
By Your name
as You were known amongst the Etruscans.
I hail You.

Gortynios, ever youthful and strong.
I hail You

Iatros, Healer,
Perhaps Your most holy name,
I hail You.

Ipios, ever gentle and kind.
I hail You.

Koronidis,
Son of Korona,
I hail You.

Kotyleos, healer of Herakles
I hail You.

Kyros, Lord
Medicus, doctor
Paian, physician,
Who triumphs over illness,
I hail You.

Philolaos, friend of all people,
I hail You.

Phoebigena, son of Apollon,
Pride of Your Father,
I hail You.

Pyrphoros,
bearer of the sacred fire,
once struck by Zeus’s thunder,
I hail You.
Soter, Savior,
Health bringing God,
Asklepios, gentle and kind.
I hail You.

Bearer of Good things,
Gracious Protector,
Thank You for Your aid.
Thank You for Your help.
Let this prayer stand
In praise of You,
Always.

Hail, Asklepios.

 

(by G. Krasskova)

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.

Posted on April 16, 2020, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Khaire Asklepios.

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