For Yana

 Hear me swift Hermes, fleet-footed messenger,

Pray you fetch stern Dike to the fore,

And release for us cruel Ares, slayer of men.

Call before us the bloodthirsty father of tears and breaker of cities,

That we may beseech him, mighty bane of mortals.

Hear our prayer, o Succoror of Themis,

You who art gold broker of corpses.

Visit yourself upon the brother of Yana, together with your mighty host.

Feast upon his blood as is your wont, and visit upon him your terrible sons,

Fierce Phobos and terrible Deimos.

And let his flesh be rent and his soul torn,

His keeping left to the Erinyes, foul seekers of the wretched.

Give ear to your father, Zeus, who may judge him,

And let his place be Tartaros, foul place of the damned.

Deliver justice upon him, mighty Ares,

And let us feel solace in his torment.

6 comments on “For Yana

  1. J_Agathokles says:

    Reblogged this on A Young Flemish Hellenist and commented:
    May Arēs and Dikē and the Erinyes and even Zeus himself bring down Justice upon that wretch. For those who are unaware, this is about Yana, a Syrian pagan who got betrayed by her brother, and subsequently tortured, raped, killed, and burned by him and his Muslim fundie clique. Read about her here:

  2. ladyimbrium says:

    Reblogged this on Lady Imbrium's Holocron and commented:
    This. Ares, hear the words of your priest.

  3. elfkat says:

    Reblogged this on Adventures and Musings of a Hedgewitch and commented:
    If you want to know about Yana scroll back a few days.

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