Ceralian queen, of celebrated name,
From whom both men and Gods immortal came;
Who widely wandering once, oppressed with grief,
In Eleusina’s valleys found relief,
Discovering Proserpine thy daughter pure
In dread Avernus, dismal and obscure;
A sacred youth while through the earth you stray,
Bacchus, attending leader of the way;
The holy marriage of terrestrial Jove
Relating, while oppressed with grief you rove.
Come, much invoked, and to these rites inclined,
Thy mystic suppliant bless, with favoring mind.
[An epithet of Demeter, Rhea, or Cybele; here clearly the former] ↩