ORPHIC HYMN– LXXXI. TO THE SOUTH WIND- VENTO DEL SUD – ENCENS DE NOTUS


 
The FUMIGATION from FRANKINCENSE.

WIDE coursing gales, whose lightly leaping feet
With rapid wings the air’s wet bosom beat,
Approach benevolent, swift-whirling pow’rs,
With humid clouds the principles of flow’rs:
For flow’ry clouds are portion’d to your care, 5
To send on earth from all surrounding air.
Bear, blessed pow’rs, these holy rites attend,
And fruitful rains on earth all-parent send.

Translated from the Greek
And Demonstrated to Be the Invocations which were used in the Eleusian Mysteries
By Thomas Taylor
1824

 

VENTO DEL SUD

Palpito rapido che vai umido attraverso l’aria,

scosso quà e là da ali veloci,

vieni con le nubi australi, patriarca della pioggia;

perché questo, dato da Zeus, è tuo privilegio vagante per l’aria:

mandare dall’aria sulla terra nubi generatrici di pioggia.

Ecco perché ti supplichiamo, beato, di mandare, contento delle offerte,

piogge nutrici di frutti sulla madre terra.

Da Inni Orfici ed. Lorenzo Valla trad. Gabriella Ricciardelli

 

Νότου, θυμίαμα λίβανον
Λαιψηρὸν πήδημα δι’ ἠέρος ὑγροπόρευτον,
ὠκείαις πτερύγεσσι δονούμενον ἔνθα καὶ ἔνθα,
ἔλθοις σὺν νεφέλαις νοτίαις, ὄμβροιο γενάρχα
τοῦτο γὰρ ἐκ Διός ἐστι σέθεν γέρας ἠερόφοιτον,
ὀμβροτόκους νεφέλας ἐξ ἠέρος εἰς χθόνα πέμπειν.
τοιγάρ τοι λιτόμεσθα, μάκαρ, ἱεροῖσι χαρέντα
πέμπειν καρποτρόφους ὄμβρους ἐπὶ μητέρα γαῖαν.

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Le Liban.

Vents rapides, impétueux, aux pieds allés, venez à nous, vous qui roulez précipitamment avec les immenses nuages ; car Jupiter vous confie cette portion de l’air pour que vous ameniez vers la terre les nuées qui enfantent la pluie. Versez vos flots bienfaisants sur la terre aride, je vous en prie par le sacrifice que je vous offre.

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