Lately, I have been feeling the desire to not just read the hymns of antiquity, but to listen to them. I am not skilled in (ancient) Greek, but there is something about the soothing tones of the Homeric and Orphic hymns being sung or spoken. Today, I wanted to share with you a few of my favourites to be found on Youtube, and I am open to suggestions about yours!

Orphic hymn to Selene

Orphic Hymn to Apollon

Prayer to Zeus (by Arkhilokhos of Paros)

Orphic hymn to Athena

Homeric hymn to Artemis (modern English adaption)

Homeric hymn to Hermes

Homeric hymn to Zeus (#23)

Homeric Hymn to Asklēpiós