Graces

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 21 Sep 2011 15:06 and updated at 21 Sep 2011 15:06

ILIAD NOUN

ild.05 The point tore through the ambrosial robe which the Graces had woven for her, and pierced the skin between her wrist and the palm of her hand, so that the immortal blood, or ichor, that flows in the veins of the blessed Gods, came pouring from the wound; for the Gods do not eat bread nor drink wine, hence they have no blood such as ours, and are immortal.
ild.14 And Juno said, "Sleep, why do you take such notions as those into your head? Do you think Jove will be as anxious to help the Trojans, as he was about his own son? Come, I will marry you to one of the youngest of the Graces, and she shall be your own Pasithea, whom you have always wanted to marry.
ild.14 Sleep was pleased when he heard this, and answered, "Then swear it to me by the dread waters of the river Styx; lay one hand on the bounteous earth, and the other on the sheen of the sea, so that all the Gods who dwell down below with Saturn may be our witnesses, and see that you really do give me one of the youngest of the Graces Pasithea, whom I have always wanted to marry.
ild.17 His hair which was like that of the Graces, and his locks so deftly bound in bands of Silver and Gold, were all bedrabbled with blood.

Arise Greece! from thy silent sleep, 2000 years long it is! Forget not, thy ancient culture, beautiful and marvelous it is!

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