THE TRIPLE HEART - ΤΡΙΠΛΉ ΚΑΡΔΊΑ
A PRAYER TO APOLLO IN ANCIENT GREEK AND ENGLISH
The Triple Heart is a prayer to Apollohn (Apollo; Gr. Ἀπόλλων) by the contemporary author Kallimakhos, translated into ancient Greek by a kind Athenian teacher. This is followed by a transliteration of the Greek text, and, finally the English, line by line. The transliteration style is unique to this website, providing an easy method to pronounce the words. Please see the links after the poem near the bottom of this page for a key to the pronunciation.
ΤΡΙΠΛΉ ΚΑΡΔΊΑ - TRIPLI KARTHIA - THE TRIPLE HEART
Ælthæ Phivæ Apollohn, Apollohn Phosphoræ,
Come, Phivos Apollohn, Apollohn Phosphoros,
ΘΕΈ ΑΠΕΡΆΤΟΥ ΦΩΤΌΣ! ΑΠΌΛΛΩΝ ΠΆΤΕΡ! ΑΠΌΛΛΩΝ ΙΗΤΡΈ!
Thæ-æ Apæratou Phohtos! Apollohn Patær! Apollon Iïtræ!
God of Immeasurable Light! Apollohn Patroos my Father! Apollohn, the Healer!
ΈΣΟ ΜΕΘ' ΕΜΟΎ ΣΉΜΕΡΟΝ, ΑΎΡΙΟΝ, ΕΣ ΧΡΌΝΟΝ ΠΆΝΤΑ,
Æso mæth-æmou simæron, avrion, æs khronon panta,
Be with me today, tomorrow, and forever,
ΕΓΓΎΣ ΤΗΣ ΚΑΡΔΊΑΣ ΕΜΟΎ.
ængis tis karthias æmou.
closer than my own heart.
Ο ΠΡΟΣ ΕΜΈ ΦΊΛΤΑΤΟΣ , ΤΟΥ ΒΊΟΥ ΕΜΟΎ ΠΡΏΤΟΣ:
O pros æmæ philtatos, tou viou æmou prohtos:
You who are dearest to me, you who are first in my life:
ΤΗΣ ΚΑΡΔΊΑΣ ΕΜΟΎ ΦΊΛΤΑΤΟΣ.
tis karthias æmou philtatos.
the most beloved of my heart.
Ω, ΙΣΧΥΡΈ ΠΥΘΟΚΤΌΝΕ, ΚΆΛΛΙΣΤΕ ΕΜΟΊ, ΦΊΛΤΑΤΕ ΘΕΈ:
Oh, iskhiræ Pythoktonæ, kallistæ æmi, philtatæ Thæǽ:
Oh, mighty slayer of the Python, my handsome, lovable God:
ΕΥΛΌΓΗΣΟΝ ΜΕ, ΚΌΜΙΣΟΝ ΜΟΙ ΑΓΑΘΆ,
ævlogison mæ, komison mi agatha,
bless me, bring me good things,
ΦΈΡΕ ΕΜΟΊ ΤΎΧΗΝ ΑΓΑΘΉΝ ΚΑΙ ΤΟΝ ΕΜΟΎ ΒΊΟΝ ΟΔΉΓΗΣΟΝ.
phæræ æmi tikhin agathin kai ton æmou vion othigison.
bring me happiness, and guide my life.
ΚΑΙ ΕΥΧΟΜΈΝΟΥ ΊΝΑ ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΏ ΣΕ ΠΑΝΤΊ ΤΡΌΠΩ,
Kæ efkhomænou ina efkhapistoh sæ panti tropoh,
And may I please you in every way,
ΩΣ ΓΆΡ ΦΙΛΏ ΣΕ, ΧΡΥΣΟΚΏΜΑ ΠΆΤΕΡ,
os gar philoh sæ, Khrysokohma Patær,
for I love you, my Golden-haired Father,
ΜΕΘ' ΟΎΛΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΚΑΡΔΊΑΣ ΕΜΟΎ.
mæth-oulis tis karthias æmou.
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