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THE TRIPLE HEART - ΤΡΙΠΛΗ ΚΑΡΔΙΑ

A PRAYER TO APOLLO IN ANCIENT GREEK AND ENGLISH

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THE TRIPLE HEART
a prayer to Apóllohn (Apollo; Gr. Ἀπόλλων) by the contemporary author Kallímakhos (the religious name of James Van Kollenburg), translated into ancient Greek by a kind teacher from Greece.

English:

Come, Phívos Apóllohn, Apóllohn phosphoros, God of immeasurable light! Apóllohn páter, my father! Apóllohn, the healer!
Be with me today, tomorrow, and forever, closer than my own heart.
You who are dearest to me, you who are first in my life: the most beloved of my heart.
Oh, mighty slayer of the Python, my handsome, lovable God: bless me, bring me good things, bring me happiness, and          guide my life.
And may I please you in every way, for I love you, my golden-haired Father, with all my heart.


Ancient Greek:

ΤΡΙΠΛΗ ΚΑΡΔΙΑ

Ἔλθέ Φοίβε Ἀπόλλων, Ἀπόλλων φωσφόρε, Θεέ ἀπεράτου φωτός! Ἀπόλλων πάτερ! Ἀπόλλων ἰητρέ!
Ἕσο μεθ' ἐμοῦ σήμερον, αὔριον, ἔς χρόνον πάντα, ἐγγύς τῆς καρδίας ἐμοῦ.
Ο πρός ἐμέ ϕίλτατος, του βίου ἐμοῦ πρῶτος· τῆς καρδίας ἐμοῦ ϕίλτατος.
Ω, ἰσχυρέ Πυθοκτόνε, κάλλιστε ἐμοί, ϕίλτατε Θεέ· εὐλόγησον με, κόμισον μοι ἀγαθά, ϕέρε ἐμοί τύχην ἀγαθήν καί τόν ἐμοῦ βίον ὁδήγησόν.
Καί εὐχομένου ἴνα εὐχαριστῶ σε παντί τρόπω, ὡς γάρ ϕιλῶ σε, χρυσοκώμα πάτερ, μεθ' οὔλης τῆς καρδίας ἐμοῦ.


Transliteration:
[1]

TRIPLÍ KARDÍA

Ælthǽ Phívæ Apóllohn, Apóllohn Phosphóræ, Thæǽ Apærátou Phohtós! Apóllohn Pátær! Apóllon Iïtrǽ!
Ǽso mæth'æmou símæron, ávrion, æs khrónon pánda, ængís tis kardías æmou.
O pros æmǽ phíltatos, tou víou æmou próhtos: tis kardías æmou phíltatos.
Oh, iskhirǽ Pythoktónæ, kállistæ æmí, phíltatæ Thæǽ: ævlóyison mæ, kómison mi agathá, phǽræ æmí tíkhin agathín kai ton æmou víon odíyison.
Kæ efkhomǽnou ína efkharistóh sæ pandí trópoh, ohs gar philóh sæ, Khrysokóhma Pátær, mæth'oulis tis kardías æmou.


[1] ...using the Reuchlinean method of pronouncing ancient Greek with a transliteration method, unique to this website, favoring ease of correct pronunciation. Please visit these pages: Pronunciation of Ancient Greek  and Transliteration of Ancient Greek.


The story of the birth of the GodsOrphic Rhapsodic Theogony.
We know the various qualities and characteristics of the Gods based on metaphorical stories: Mythology
Dictionary of terms related to ancient Greek mythology: Glossary of Hellenic Mythology.

Introduction to the Thæí (the Gods): The Nature of the Gods.


The logo to the left is the principal symbol of this website. It is called the CESS logo, i.e. the Children of the Earth and the Starry Sky. The 
Pætilía (Petelia; Gr. Πετηλία) and other golden tablets having this phrase are the inspiration for the symbol. The image represents this idea: Earth (divisible substance) and the Sky (continuous substance) are the two kozmogonic substances. The twelve stars represent the Natural Laws, the dominions of the Olympian Gods. In front of these symbols is the seven-stringed kithára (cithara; Gr. κιθάρα), the lyre of Apóllohn (Apollo; Gr. Ἀπόλλων). It (here) represents the bond between Gods and mortals and is representative that we are the children of Orphéfs (Orpheus; Gr. Ὀρφεύς). 



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The story of the birth of the Gods: Orphic Rhapsodic Theogony.
We know the various qualities and characteristics of the Gods based on metaphorical stories: Mythology
Dictionary of terms related to ancient Greek mythology: Glossary of Hellenic Mythology.

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