Persephone and Hekate Homeric Hymn 2 to Demeter 436 ff : “[After Persephone was returned from the underworld to Demeter:] Then bright-coiffed Hekate came near to them, and often did she embrace the daughter of holy Demeter: and from that time the lady Hekate was minister and companion to Persephone.”
Hear me, Mighty, Illustrious Graces, Daughters of Eunomia, Thalia fair, Bright Aglaia, and Joyful Euphrosyne,
All-Lovely Mothers of Mirth,
Pure and Abundant pleasure is Yours,
Forever flourishing and beautiful,
Desired by mortals and delightful to mankind,
Come and bless Your mystics with Your bounty.
Persephone, knowing one She who walks between the land of the gods and the land of the dead I honour your wisdom, goddess, and your eye for justice And I pray for even an ounce of the knowledge you have obtained As joyful fertile maiden and as queen of the Underworld
Oh, blessed king of shades, when our fragile life from this world fades, we join you in yours, a comforting afterlife. Together with you and your elegant wife. Hades, ruler of the underworld, praise be to you. For the one thing in this world I know to be true: You guide us through your realm with comforting hands. Leading us to our fate, together with family and friends. Along with your lovely and beloved consort Persephone, who showers us with flowers and shares her seeds, in our home to be. Land of eternal rest, beneathe our graves, From the loneliness and bitterness of death, us he saves. Blessed be Hades king of shade. Our devotion to each other will never fade.