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Sophian Prayers

The 'Sophian Prayers' is a collection of prayers and hymns to various deities from across the ancient world. The 'Sophian Prayers' are recited by Sophia, a Hebrew once adopted by a Greek sea captain, and her beloved sister Sarra, during their lifetime, the late-12th to the early-11th Century BCE.
The 'Sophian Prayers' and a selection of 'Sophian Songs' are added periodically from the Nike Story.


In chronological order:


[Sarra] ‘Pity not me! A pretty one, One rosy dawn he will come’
[Sophia] ‘With brazen chest like Heracles and a phallus to his knees’

‘Gae la la le la le la la, Gae la la la la le le
Gae le le le le la le la, Gae la la la la le le’

[Sarra] ‘Tease me not! You wicked vixen, I’m an innocent maiden…’
[Sophia] ‘Then how will you bear twenty sons? Being as pure as Helen!’

‘Gae la la le la le la la, Gae la la la la le le
Gae le le le le la le la, Gae la la la la le le’


[Sarra] ‘Mock not me! Of that from the womb, In my home I’ll weave my loom…’
[Sophia] ‘In my home you shall be a maid, And all day my hair you’ll braid!’

‘Gae la la le la le la la, Gae la la la la le le
Gae le le le le la le la, Gae la la la la le le’


[Sarra] ‘But women’s work is never done, From rising to rising sun…’
[Sophia] ‘A woman’s work is never done...’

‘But a maid's work is always fun, Washing clothes and singing songs!’
‘But a maid's work is always fun, Washing clothes and singing songs!’

Mother Goddess, Heavenly harbinger of harvests
Flit over furrow’d fields that we may rejoice over rich yields
Wielder of the gold’n blade, stroke and strike stalks staunchly staid

Mother Goddess, Gracious giver of growth and goodness
Such like bearing branches and blooming buds in overflowing orchards
Much like fragrant flowers and fresh fruits brought forth on green glorious shoots

Mother Goddess, Noble nourisher and nurtureress
Befit us with bounteous blessings as we undertake Triptolemos’ teachings
‘Honour thy fellows, forefathers and family, feed on fauna frugally’

Mother Goddess, heal the hung’r of our guest
Mother Goddess, steal the strain from our father’s chest
Mother Goddess, kneel we knowing our prayer’s professed’

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