European Centre for Mithraic Studies is dedicated to promoting the study and understanding of the great god Mithra. Mithra is an ancient Indo-European god, whose cult flourished in different times all throughout the Indo-European world …
Orphic Hymn XIV. TO JUPITER [ZEUS]
Idibus Ianuariis O Jove much-honor’d, Jove [Zeus] supremely great, to thee our holy rites we consecrate, Our pray’rs and expiations, king divine, for all things round thy head exalted shine. The earth is thine, and mountains swelling high, the sea profound, and all within the sky. Saturnian [Kronion] king, descending from above, magnanimous, commanding, sceptred Jove [Zeus]; All-parent, principle and end of all, whose pow’r almighty, shakes this earthly ball; Ev’n Nature trembles at thy mighty nod, loud-sounding, arm’d with light’ning, thund’ring God. Source of abundance, purifying king, O various-form’d from whom all natures spring; Propitious hear my pray’r, give blameless health, with peace divine, and necessary wealth.