DK B 17 & 20, * Translated by Elpenor, * Greek Fonts
ND you will find in Hades' halls at the left a fountain / and beside this a white standing cypress; / near that spring do not approach at all. / You will find from another, from Memory's lake, / cold water coming forth; but there exist guardians at the front. / To say*: "earth's child am I and starry heaven's; / however my origin is heavenly; this you know yourselves; / I'm under great thirst and perishing; but give quickly / cold water from Memory's lake." / And they will give you to drink from the divine fountain / and then you will reside with the other heroes.
From man, you became God.
Θεὸς ἐγένου ἐξ ἀνθρώπου
Ἀίδαο δόμων ἐπ' ἀριστερὰ κρήνην, / παρ'
δ' αὐτῇ λευκὴν ἑστηκυῖαν κυπάρισσον·
/ ταύτης τῆς κρήνης μηδὲ σχεδὸν
ἐμπελάσειας. / Εὑρήσεις δ' ἑτέρας τῆς
Μνημοσύνης ἀπὸ λίμνης / ψυχρὸν ὕδωρ
προρέον· φύλακες δ' ἐπίπροσθεν ἔασιν.
/ Εἰπεῖν· γῆς παῖς εἰμι καὶ οὐρανοῦ
ἀστερόεντος, / αὐτὰρ ἐμοὶ γένος
οὐράνιον· τόδε δ΄ ἴστε καὶ αὐτοί· /
δ΄ εἰμ(ὶ) αὔη καὶ ἀπόλλυμαι· ἀλλὰ
δότ΄ αἶψα / ψυχρὸν ὕδωρ προρέον τῆς
Μνημοσύνης ἀπὸ λίμνης. / καὐτοί σοι
δώσουσι πιεῖν θείης ἀπὸ κρήνης / καὶ
τότ΄ ἔπειτ΄ ἄλλοισι μεθ΄ ἡρώεσσι
ἐγένου ἐξ ἀνθρώπου.
Θεὸς ἐγένου ἐξ ἀνθρώπου.
Cf. ORPHICA : Everything was generated by Love ||| SAPPHO : Dearest Earth's offspring and Heaven's ||| SOPHOCLES : Oedipus' ascension ||| PLATO : Ways to Hades, We are a heavenly flower, Becoming like God ||| GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN : God with Gods is being united ||| GREGORY OF NYSSA : Christ is always born in our soul, Everything that is free will be united with virtue ||| MAXIMUS CONFESSOR : He divided wisely the ages ||| SYMEON THE NEW THEOLOGIAN : Becoming invisible and suddenly appearing, Don't put yourself in despair
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