Illustrious Rhea, to my prayer incline,
Daughter of various-formed Protogonus divine,
Who drives thy sacred car with speed along,
Drawn by fierce lions, terrible and strong.
Mother of Jove, whose mighty arm can wield
The avenging bolt and shake the dreadful shield.
Brass-sounding, honored, Saturn’s blessed queen,
Drum-beating, fury-loving, of a splendid mien.
Thou joys in mountains and tumultuous fight,
And mankind’s horrid howlings thee delight.
War’s parent, mighty, of majestic frame,
Deceitful savior, liberating dame.
Mother of Gods and men, from whom the earth
And spacious heavens derive their glorious birth.
The ethereal gales, the deeply spreading sea,
Goddess, aerial formed, proceed from thee.
Come, pleased with wanderings, blessed and divine,
With peace attended on our labors shine;
Bring rich abundance; and wherever found,
Drive dire disease to earth’s remotest bound.