Hymn to Athene XXVIII
- I begin to sing of Pallas Athene, the glorious goddess, bright-eyed, inventive, unbending of heart, pure virgin, savior of cities, courageous, Tritogeneia.
- From his awful head wise Zeus himself bare her arrayed in warlike arms of flashing gold, and awe seized all the gods as they gazed.
- But Athene sprang quickly from the immortal head and stood before Zeus who holds the aegis, shaking a sharp spear; great Olympos began to reel horribly at the might of the bright-eyed goddess, and earth round about cried fearfully, and the sea was moved and tossed with dark waves, while foam burst forth suddenly; the bright Son of Hyperion [Helios] stopped his swift-footed horses a long while, until the maiden Pallas Athene had stripped the heavenly armor from her immortal shoulders. And wise Zeus was glad.
- And so hail to you, daughter of Zeus who holds the aegis! Now I will remember you and another song as well.
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