Adorations

Lykeia’s Adorations of Apollon

The following adorations have been created in a format that multiple two sacred numbers of Apollon (7 and 9) for its structure. Each segment greets a specific theme of Apollon’s domain. Hail Apollon! Khaire Apollon!


Hail Apollon, cherished son of Zeus, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, cherished son of Leto, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, delivered by Artemis, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, rejoiced by Artemis, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, attended by Themis, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, gifted by the arts of Pan, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, gracious father of Asklepios, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, celebrated among Hyperboreians, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, bearer of Helios’ flame, I give adoration unto you.

Hail Apollon, lord named destroyer, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, of the golden sword, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, of the silver bow, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, archer far-shooting, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, slayer of mice, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, lord of the cemetary, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, deliverer from fear, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, praised by the paian, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, marshaller of the host, I give adoration unto you.

Hail Apollon, lord of the harmonic art, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, leader of the daughters of Mnemosyne, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, master of the kithara, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, drawer of the golden string, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, singer of the divine word, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, maker of the beautiful sound, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, of the laurel circlet, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, purifier by the laurel bough, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, restorer of blessed health, I give adoration unto you.

Hail Apollon, protector of children, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, delighting in the songs of boys, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, bringer of youths into manhood, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, father of Hymenaios, blesser of marriages, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, slayer of righteous men, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, receiver of the dead, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, protector of the cemetaries, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, champion of humanity, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, lord of freedom, I give adoration unto you.

Hail Apollon, keeper of sacred laws, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, crowner of victors at the games, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, deliverer of Zeus’ will, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, of truthful speech, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, establisher of equality in assembly, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, protector of the assembly, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, uniter in equal law, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, divider of good from bad, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, weilder of justice, I give adoration unto you.

Hail Apollon, turner of seasons, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, of the bright chariot, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, charioteer of dragons, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, great cultivator, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, ripener of vines and crops, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, delighter in orchards, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, divine shepherd of the pastures, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, receiver of Kore, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, celebrant of Dionysos, I give adoration unto you.

Hail Apollon, torch-bearing lord of light, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, lord of the boundary, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, lord of the winding road, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, gryphon-born king, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, king of the axis, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, lauded by singing swans, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, two-formed Bacchian king, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, ram-horned Karnean king, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, of golden hair unshorn, I give adoration unto you.

 

Atalanta’s Adorations for Apollo

This is actually the first work I’ve made for Apollon. I prefer to call Him Apollo, so that’s what you’ll see here. These adorations are tailored to fit me, so some things may look slightly off because I’ve changed wording around. I used seven sets of six adorations per set. Seven is a number sacred to Apollon, and six is a number that’s important to me. That’s 42 lines, which is significant because I am always a nerd.


Apollo, will of Zeus, I adore You.
Apollo, son of Leto, I adore You.
Apollo, twin of Artemis, I adore You.
Apollo, father of Asklepios, I adore You.
Apollo, father of Aristaios, I adore You.
Apollo, father of Khariklo, I adore You.

Apollo, light of the world, I adore You.
Apollo, light of the new moon, I adore You.
Apollo, wind in the storm, I adore You.
Apollo, bringing plague, I adore You.
Apollo, healing disease, I adore You.
Apollo, guide in death, I adore You.

Apollo, tragic lover, I adore You.
Apollo, pursuing Daphne, I adore You.
Apollo, throwing the discus at Hyakinthos, I adore You.
Apollo, gifting the stag to Kyparissos, I adore You.
Apollo, chasing Bolina into the sea, I adore You.
Apollo, betrayed by Koronis, I adore You.

Apollo, devouring wolf, I adore You.
Apollo, dancing spider, I adore You.
Apollo, ram horned, I adore You.
Apollo, surrounding me with bees, I adore You.
Apollo, in the form of the snake, I adore You.
Apollo, sneaking mouse, I adore You.

Apollo, destroying Python, I adore You.
Apollo, slaying Niobe’s sons, I adore You.
Apollo, bringing vengeance upon Tityos, I adore You.
Apollo, flaying Marysas, I adore You.
Apollo, building Troy, I adore You.
Apollo, raining arrows upon the Greeks, I adore You.

Apollo, leading Muses, I adore You.
Apollo, loving music, I adore You.
Apollo, master of the lyre, I adore You.
Apollo, archer far-shooting, I adore You.
Apollo, making oracles, I adore You.
Apollo, delighting in races, I adore You.

Apollo, ruling my path, I adore You.
Apollo, comforting my soul, I adore You.
Apollo, doorway to my heart, I adore You.
Apollo, breaking my chains, I adore You.
Apollo, teacher in all things, I adore You.
Apollo, my Prince, my love, my everything, I adore You.

 

Columbine’s Adorations to Apollon

These Adorations are a mix of my Lord Apollon’s epithets, combined with my very personal doxa concerning each.  Some will match what is known generally, some will not.  As I said, these are my personal Adorations to Him, which I share only because He insists there are others who may benefit from them. The list is rather short, at a mere twenty-one, however, they are meant to be repeated for reasons I will not be discussing.  Hail Apollon!


I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Apotropaios, the Averter of Evil, in the light of Whose gaze corruption rots away.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Symparedros, the Right-hand Who executes the will of Zeus, in Whose Voice the clear-rung desires of the King are revealed.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Argyrotoxos, Far-shooting Archer of the Silver Bow, Swift-striking God Whom no distance may deter.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Khrysáoros, Bearer of the Golden Sword, Who slices through the worthy and unworthy, alike.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Hekatos, the Plague-bearer, Who smiles when the suffering is just.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Sminthios, the Mouse Annihilator, Who destroys His own inflictions once we have made true recompense.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Despota, the Cruel Master, Who rules with an efficiency often mistaken for unkindness.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Pythios, the Python Slayer, Who demands that we act in accord with our conscience.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Lykeios, the Wolf, the Sharp-fanged Lord of the chase Who strikes with holy terror.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Nymphagetes, Lord of the Nymphs, Who both loves and protects the many bounteous and fair Daughters of the Land.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Musagetes, Leader of the Muses, Whose charisma enthralls the nine lovely Daughters of Mnemosyne.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Horomedon, Ruler of the Seasons, Who commands the Battle-ready Horai presiding over the Gates of Olympos.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Phosophoros, the Light-bringer, through Whose Brilliance all Darkness is cast aside.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Katharsios, the Purifier, in Whom the very souls of the people are entrusted.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Paian, the Healer, Who eases our pain while forcing us to confront our traumas.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Daphnephoros, of the Pure Bay Branches, before Whose Essence all matter and spirit are cleansed.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Telchinios, the Divine Wind, Who blasts away all obstacles to spiritual excellence.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Hyperboreos, of the North, from Whose seat high above, all the affairs of the Kosmos are observed.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Delphinios, Guide of the Ships, Who navigates the still and churning waters to lead us to our destinations.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Nasiotas, the Islander, Who is far removed, yet never farther than our own beating hearts.

I adore and propitiate You, Apollon Loxias, the Oblique, Whose Words reveal only what we are willing to accept.

 

Columbine’s Adorations of Leto

These Adorations of Leto are inspired by common knowledge of the Goddess, and by personal doxa.  There are 27 lines, equaling 9, the number of days and nights Leto labored to birth our Prince, Apollon.


Leto, I adore You, who fled from Your Homeland

Leto, I adore You, who ensures the wellbeing of Your Sister

Leto, I adore You, who are followed by a mighty warband

Leto, I adore You, who approached the Queen for Zeus’ hand

Leto, I adore You, who is always unafraid

Leto, I adore You, who brought the gift of Your regal bearing into the realm of Olympos

Leto, I adore You, who knew Your own worth

Leto, I adore You, who snared the King in a single glance

Leto, I adore You, who secured a place for Yourself and for Your Sister

Leto, I adore You, who rides upon the wild winds

Leto, I adore You, who drives that pack of fierce-fanged wolves

Leto, I adore You, who is veiled only before midnight

Leto, I adore You, who is fair-skinned and golden-tressed

Leto, I adore You, whose voice is the howl before the hunt

Leto, I adore You, who swelled with the Holy Twins within Your womb

Leto, I adore You, who traversed many lands searching for a place of birth

Leto, I adore You, who was at last cared for by the Sister You so well protected

Leto, I adore You, who brought forth the life of Artemis without pain

Leto, I adore You, who laid beneath the palm for nine days and nine nights to deliver our Lord Apollon

Leto, I adore You, who returned to Olympos in sweet triumph

Leto, I adore You, who is demure and unflinching in the face of opposition

Leto, I adore You, who is more than what we see in the bright light of day

Leto, I adore You, whose pride is well-respected and rightly earned

Leto, I adore You, whose ire wrought destruction upon Niobe

Leto, I adore You, whose strength is unfathomable

Leto, I adore You, who brushes aside false pride and ignorance

Leto, I adore You, who is the Mother of the dance between Darkness and Light

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