Fumigation from Frankincense and Manna.
Tethys, I call, with eyes cerulean bright,
hid in a veil obscure from human sight:
great Okeanos’ empress, wandering through the deep,
and pleased, with gentle gales, the earth to sweep;
whose ample waves in swift succession go,
and lash the rocky shore with endless flow: delighting in the sea serene to play,
in ships exulting, and the watery way.
Mother of Kypris, and of Nephelai obscure,
great nurse of beasts, and source of fountains pure.
O venerable Goddess, hear my prayer,
and make benevolent my life thy care;
blessed queen, send to ships a prosperous breeze,
and waft them safely over the stormy seas.
Hymn to Thalassa