To the Mother of the Gods
- Fumigation from Odoriferous Substances -
Divine are Your honors, Oh Mother of the Gods,
Great Nurturer of All,
Draw near and hear my prayer.
Enthroned in Your chariot drawn by bull-slaying lions,
Your scepter sways the divine balance,
And You are Queen of the Earth,
Poor mortals draw their sustenance from You
and You care for them.
You are Mother of the Gods and men
and every river and sea flows from You.
Hestia, Source of Good,
You are kind to mortals,
and grant every blessing for generosity pleases You.
Come Mighty All-Taming Phrygian Queen
whom the Drum delights,
Celestial, Ancient, Life-Supporting Goddess,
come to this rite and grant aid to Your supplicants,
Joyfully and gracefully bless the incense,
and accept our sacrifice.