I come from the pure, pure Queen of those below,
And Eukles and Eubuleus, and the other Gods and Daemons:
For I also avow that I am of your blessed race.
And I have paid the penalty for deeds unrighteous,
Whether it be that Fate laid me low or the gods immortal
Or…with star-flung thunderbolt.
I have flown out of the sorrowful, weary circle.
I have passed with swift feet to the diadem desired.
I have sunk beneath the bosom of the Mistress, the Queen of the underworld.
And now I come a suppliant to holy Persephoneia,
That of her grace she sent me to the seats of the Hallowed.—
Happy and blessed one, thou shalt be god instead of mortal,
A kid I have fallen into milk.


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