Λικνίτην Διόνυσον Liknítin Diónyson¶
Liknitan Bacchus, bearer of the vine,
Thee I invoke to bless these rites divine:
Florid and gay, of Nymphs the blossom bright,
And of fair Venus, Goddess of delight.
It’s thine mad footsteps with mad Nymphs to beat,
Dancing through groves with lightly leaping feet:
From Jove’s high counsels nursed by Proserpine,
And born the dread of all the powers divine.
Come, blessed God, regard thy suppliant’s voice,
Propitious come, and in these rites rejoice.