Λύσιος Ληναίος Lýsios Linaíos¶
Hear me, Jove’s son, blessed Bacchus, God of wine,
Born of two mothers, honored and divine;
Lysian Euion Bacchus, various-named,
Of Gods the offspring, secret, holy, famed.
Fertile and nourishing, whose liberal care
Augments the fruit that banishes despair.
Sounding, magnanimous, Lenaean power,
O various formed, medicinal, holy flower:
Mortals in thee repose from labor find,
Delightful charm, desired by all mankind.
Fair-haired Euion, Bromian, joyful God,
Lysian, insanely raging with the leafy rod.
To these our rites, benignant power, incline,
When favoring men, or when on Gods you shine;
Be present to thy mystics’ suppliant prayer,
Rejoicing come, and fruits abundant bear.