| Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, Epic Cycle, Homerica. 1922.|
1. AND then it was Zeus took away sense from the heart of Athamas.
2. They grind the yellow grain at the mill.
3. Then first in Delos did I and Homer, singers both, raise our strainstitching song in new hymnsPhoebus Apollo with the golden sword, whom Leto bare.
4. But starvation on a handful is a cruel thing.
5. Hesiod says that these Hesperides
, daughters of Night, guarded the golden apples beyond Ocean.
| Aegle and Erythea and ox-eyed Hesperethusa.|| 6|
6. Gifts move the gods, gifts move worshipful princes.
7. On the seventh day again the bright light of the sun
8. He brought pure water and mixed it with Oceans streams.
9. Aspledon and Clymenus and god-like Amphidocus. (sons of Orchomenus).
10. Telemon never sated with battle first brought light to our comrades by slaying blameless Melanippe, destroyer of men, own sister of the golden-girdled queen.