Hymn to Herakles the Lion-Hearted XV
- I will sing of Herakles, the son of Zeus and by far the mightiest of men on earth. Alkmene bare him in Thebes, the city of lovely dances, when the dark-clouded Son of Kronos had lain with her.
- Once he used to wander over unmeasured tracts of land and sea at the bidding of King Eurystheus, and himself did many deeds of violence and endured many; but now he lives happily in the glorious home of snowy Olympos, and has neat-ankled Hebe for his wife.
- Hail, lord, son of Zeus! Give me success and prosperity.
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