Zeus

Father Zeus, defender of cities, defender
of homes, defender of the traveler, of those
far from home, of those who rely on the refuge
of civilization; kindly Zeus who watches
the world, friend of the fates, giver of good fortune,
by your good will are our larders full, our children
strong, our minds and bodies sound and vital; Zeus,
from whom all good derives, whose gifts are sought by all,
who knows our troubles and our joys, who hears our calls,
who answers them with wisdom and with care; oh Zeus,
whose wrath falls on the wrong-doer, whose blessings
come to those who are fair-minded and good of heart,
who stands behind the guest and the stranger, I praise you!

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