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To Leto

All praise to Leto, blessed among mothers,
who brought forth fair twins, Artemis and Apollo,
children mighty and shining bright. Leto,
daughter of Coeus and luminous Phoebe,
dark-veiled goddess, gentle and kind,
friend of women who lie in childbed,
of mothers who hold their babes at night,
protector of youth, of all innocent ones,
O Leto, great goddess who hears all prayers,
I call to you with a grateful heart.
I honor you, good and gracious Leto,
I offer you my praise and seek your blessing.

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To Leto

Blessed Leto, bright daughter of Phoebe
and Coeus the wise, beloved of Zeus,
bearer of children mighty and fair,
shining Apollo and bold-hearted Artemis.
O best of mothers, O friend of mothers,
yours was a travail unlike any other,
a journey beset by sorrow and strife
until, at long last, you found shelter
at Delos, that welcoming isle. O Leto,
O mother of gods, O goddess of mothers,
beautiful you are, great-hearted and kind.
I honor you always, O glorious one.