The Goddess Abides by Pearl S. Buck download in iPad, ePub, pdf
He was hoisting up some heavy stones with which tow keep them from anchorage, when he grazed his ankle on a sharp rock and the ichor ran out of him like molten lead. To thee on the altar's bloody turf we perform thy solemn rites. Let him live to reach his home.
The moon is often called Selanaia. Hyperion and Theia had Eos, Helios, and Selene. He kindled the wood from underneath and poured mingled libations on the sacrifice, calling on Hekate Brimo to help him in the coming test.
For Lord Dionysos wore on that invulnerable head. But with what ritual she prepared the offering, no one must hear. She flung at him the full force of her malevolence, and in an ecstasy of rage she plied him with images of death. Hekate gave witches with the power to draw the moon down from the sky.
Then, when you have invoked the goddess duly, withdraw from the pyre. Medea had told them to land there and propitiate Hekate with a sacrifice. As much as all the stars are less than thy bright fires when thy silvery gleam goes forth with pure rays, so much more fair is she than all the fair.
With these she can put out a raging fire, she can stop rivers as they roar in spate, arrest a star, and check the movement of the sacred moon. With these and a thousand other nameless things her more than mortal purpose she prepared. The goddess stooped her horns and made bright her kindly star, and illumined the battle-field with near-approaching chariot.
Then with a seasoned stick of olive wood she mixed the whole and stirred it. That flower knows not the languor of life, but stands, immortally fresh, against the thunderbolt, and in the midst of lightnings its leaves are green. He stood there for a short time, high on the jutting cliff. Endymion will not have thee austere of heart. And now you are as lovesick as myself.
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