Litany to Zeus

Zeus unparalleled, king of the deathless gods,
who strides the halls of Olympos, who sits enthroned,
greatest among the mighty one Zeus of the strong will
and the swift strike whose firm hand guides the path of men:
I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Lightning-wielding Zeus, master of the sudden storm,
at whose whim the winds rise up, the warm spring showers,
the earth receives your gift and becomes fruitful.
Zeus of the thunderbolt, Zeus the rain-giver:
I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Far-seeing Zeus, friend of the Fates, whose words were shared
with men at Dodona and at Didyma, and
at shrines throughout the world. Zeus who hands each one
their lot, author of chance, father of fortune:
I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Kindly Zeus, who hears the voices of the troubled,
the entreaties of the poor and the desolate,
gracious Zeus who receives the offerings of all,
who approach, merciful Zeus whose wrath may be appeased:
I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Benevolent Zeus, protector of the traveler,
defender of the stranger, whose righteous wrath falls
on those who prey upon the lost and the alone,
whose favor falls on the good and generous host:
I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Honorable Zeus who supports the works of men,
who guards the larder of the householder,
who watches over home and family, town and nation,
who upholds the speech of the assembled crowd:
I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Zeus of the law, Zeus of the righteous, Zeus of the just,
of courts and of councils, advisor of kings,
who guides the work of the lawmaker, of the judge,
of those who bring peace and order to the land,
I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Zeus, to whom the oath is sacred above all things,
who hears each vow we make and holds us to our word,
whose anger falls on those who break those bonds,
who rewards the upright and the honorable:
I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Zeus the vengeful, whose fiery bolt comes down upon
the evil-doer, friend of the weak, friend of the wronged,
scourge of the villain, the scoundrel, the brute and the fiend,
Zeus who punishes the guilty as they deserve
I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Zeus who keeps away all ill, who wards off the harmful,
the baneful, the base; Zeus whose goodness and might
preserve the city, hold safe the home, bar the gates
against any foe, keep sorrow and woe at bay:
I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

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