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Litany to Ares

Litany to Ares

A Poem by Hypnos

Fierce-hearted Ares, crafty master of battle,
lord of war, spirit of war, leader of men,
inspirer of deeds, stormer of stone-walled cities,
with mighty arm you brandish the spear, you shake the shield.
I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Ares, destroyer of men, fearsome one who stalks
the battlefield, who holds the ruddy standard of war;
insatiate you are of battle and of blood.
In your name do men do what is base, what is needful.
I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Stalwart Ares, strong of heart and firm of will,
stout of arm and great of spirit, your mettle
undoubted, your vigor unequaled. Of nerve
and of courage you know much, O god who endures.
I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Ares who stands between the weak and the strong,
who stands before the gates, tirelessly, endlessly,
defender of cities, protector of homes,
Ares who holds off the hordes of chaos, kind one,
I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Brave Ares, granter of strength to the weak, courage
to the meek, voice to the silent, will to the timid,
hope and raw grit to those whose cause seems lost. Ares,
who knows the worth of those whose back is to the wall,
I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

© 2014 Hypnos


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This piece is really inspirational.... A well crafted poem indeed... The choice of words exudes a sense of power which is quite necessary for capturing the mood right away and establishing the character..... I really "praise and honor you, I thank you" for such a wonderful creation.... Keep it up...

Posted 9 Years Ago


I like this, and being an Aries myself, my sign (of the fire element) is ruled by Ares and his equivalent, Mars.
Probably sounds a bit personal, but do you follow a religion by any chance? I always find it fascinating what people believe in, especially faiths that are unknown or rare.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Fire Mage Andrea

9 Years Ago

I follow the Anglican branch of Christianity and am interested in paganism and wicca. I actually wor.. read more
Fire Mage Andrea

9 Years Ago

Or Eostra I think it may be.
Hypnos

9 Years Ago

I think the Christmas was originally a celtic festival
This sounds kind of interesting.

It feels very poetic with the words you chose.

It does make me want to read more, which is the purpose.

Thank you, looking forward to reading when you write the whole book.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Hypnos

9 Years Ago

Unfortunately with work and school I don't have time to focus on a book. the longest I can do are th.. read more

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Added on July 19, 2014
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