Hades

Great Hades, master of the dark afterworld,
honored host of our beloved dead, husband
of fair-haired Persephone, holder of the riches
of the deep earth, eldest son of full-hearted Rhea
and Cronus of the shining sickle, I praise you.
Hades, kind one, unyielding one, gracious granter
of respite to the suffering, of welcome
to those who have passed from our world, I thank you
for your gift of shelter and hospitality.

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2 thoughts on “Hades

  1. I am writing a ritual and would like to include this invocation to Hades. Should I at some point publish or otherwise share that ritual, how would you like me to cite you (as the invocation’s author)?

    Your words are lovely and rare… many people have no interest in writing liturgy for Hades, so I was glad to find this.

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