Protogonos Orphic Hymn

O Mighty first-begotten, Protogonos, hear my pray’r, two-fold, egg-born, and wand’ring thro’ the air, Bull-roarer, glorying in thy golden wings, from whom the race of Gods and mortals springs. Ericapæus, celebrated pow’r, ineffable, occult, all shining flow’r. From eyes obscure thou wip’st the gloom of night, all-spreading splendour, pure and holy light Hence Phanes call’d, the glory of the sky, on waving pinions thro’ the world you fly. Priapus, dark-ey’d splendour, thee I sing, genial, all-prudent, ever-blessed king, With joyful aspect on our rights divine and holy sacrifice propitious shine.