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Prayer to Hades

October 31, 2012

For my All Hallows rite tomorrow. Together with the prayer to Persephone.

Prayer to Haides

Lord Haides, magnanimous and just,
thy realm is an earthy tomb,
remote from mortals in their fleshy bust,
wrapped in Kharon’s watery road,
thy throne is fixed into the dismal plains,
unknown to most beings, mystery reigns
and there, there the ancestors dwell
for constant care of mortals is thy sacred role.
God of the Underworld, bend thy ear to me.
I honor the Keykeeper of the Underworld gate,
a strong barrier ‘tween the living and the dead
opened unwillingly in the spring, joyfully in the fall,
for the passage of your love and dread queen.
I honor thee as wise Judge of the Dead for
together with thy wife, Demeter’s daughter,
thee determine the future fate of the dead,
when my time comes remember, I plead,
the love and gifts I willingly offer thee.
As the generous Giver of Fortune and Food,
to thee belongs the wealth of the ground
whether edible root or gleaming pebble,
please be generous to me and mine,
a little more than enough is all we need.
All-ruling god, who receives all in the end,
Glory bright, favor my works with glee
for this holy rite honors thy wife and thee!
Lord Haides I hail! Be welcome!

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. heraqles permalink
    October 31, 2012 1:07 PM

    I am really impressed with the sincerity and devotion your post has for Lord Hades and not forgetting his Queen; Persehone. I think all to often we forget to honor Hades and some may even relagate him to less then he deserves. Your prayer shows that there are still amongst us who can honor the Lord of the Underworld and how imortant he is not only to those who have past but also for the cycle of birth, death and birth. It is through Hades does the wealth of the Earth flow.
    Reading your prayer gave me a sense of inner peace. Once again thanks for posting your prayer!

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  2. October 31, 2012 3:59 PM

    That was awesome! I enjoyed reading that prayer.

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  3. Heather Turner permalink
    May 18, 2013 12:33 PM

    Great. Hades needs some love people!

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  4. September 25, 2013 4:08 PM

    i have a question, why did people pray to hades?

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    • September 25, 2013 7:13 PM

      Everything under the earth was in Hades realm of control…this included seeds, gold, gems, etc. So if you wanted good crops or to find treasure, he was one of the divinities you would honor.

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  5. Androphonos permalink
    April 3, 2017 1:55 AM

    Very beautiful prayer/ invocation ❤️

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