16 February, 2010

Aeneid Verse

"Smooth the descent and easy the way
(The Gates of Hell stand open night and day);
But to return and view the cheerful skies,
In this the task and mighty labour lies."
- Aeneid VI, 126-129, Translated by John Dryden

08 February, 2010

A World with Three Suns

By Patrick J. Larabee

07 February, 2010

"Lo, I am with you."

"Lo, I am with you, moved by your prayers,
I who am the mother of the universe,
the mistress of all elements,
the first offspring of time,
the highest of all deities,
the queen of the souls,
foremost of the heavenly beings,
the single form that fuses all gods and goddesses;
I who order by my will the starry heights of heaven,
the healing-giving breezes of thesea,
and the awful silences of those in the underworld:
my single godhead is adored by the whole world in varied forms,
in differing rites and with many diverse names."

Metamorphoses, Book 11, 5