I invoke you, loud-crashing, eua-screaming Dionysos:
First born, second, third born King Bacchus!
You, the savage, unspeakable, clandestine one,
Two-horned, double-formed4, ivy-clad, like the bull.
You, like Ares, O Euius!
You innocent devourer of flesh so raw!
Triennial, frocked in grape and olive branch,
You, Eubolius, so very enlightened.
Demigod immortal, born of the coupling
Of Zeus and Persephone, too dark to whisper!
Listen, blessed one, to my voice, and breathe
On me with a heart blameless and kind,
You and the women who nurse you, dressed for duty.
to the House of Hades
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