Translated by Catherine Proppe
April 7, 2015
56. Ἀδώνιδος, θυμίαμα ἀρώματα.
Divine connection: aromatics
Κλῦθί μου εὐχομένου, πολυώνυμε, δαῖμον ἄριστε,
Call forth via pure foundational divine means, plenteous-realmed divine aristrocrat,
ἁβροκόμη, φιλέρημε, βρύων ὠιδαῖσι ποθειναῖς,
Of delicate foliage, loving voids, bursting forth, dearly longed for,
Εὐβουλεῦ, πολύμορφε, τροφεῦ πάντων ἀρίδηλε,
Purely resolved, of plenteous shapes, nutrient for all, conspicuous to the eye,
κούρη καὶ κόρε, σὺ πᾶσιν θάλος αἰέν, Ἄδωνι,
Maiden and lad, synchronized all-blooming eternal Adonis.
σβεννύμενε λάμπων τε καλαῖς ἐν κυκλάσιν ὥραις,
Lamp extinguished by divine power, then called forth by cycling Horai,
αὐξιθαλής, δίκερως, πολυήρατε, δακρυότιμε,
Arising sprout, Dike’s rose, plenteously-prayed for, honored with tears,
ἀγλαόμορφε, κυναγεσίοις χαίρων, βαθυχαῖτα,
Gloriously formed, leader of the chase, gracious, deep-rooted,
ἱμερόνους, Κύπριδος γλυκερὸν θάλος, ἔρνος Ἔρωτος,
Yearned for, Cyprian’s sweet bloom, sprout of Erotos,
Φερσεφόνης ἐρασιπλοκάμου λέκτροισι λοχευθεῖς,
Phersephone’s lovely-tressed marriage-bed flows with childbirth divine,
ὃς ποτὲ μὲν ναίεις ὑπὸ Τάρταρον ἠερόεντα,
When by divine means thou dwells below in Tartarian air,
ἠδὲ πάλιν πρὸς Ὄλυμπον ἄγεις δέμας ὡριόκαρπον·
And then back before the Olympians uplifting a body of seasonal fruit.
ἐλθέ, μάκαρ, μύσταισι φέρων καρποὺς ἀπὸ γαίης.
Come, blessed mystae, bearing fruit of Gaia.
 Kluthi (Κλῦθί) is a variation of kluo (κλύω) and is defined by the Lexicon as hear, perceive, give ear to, attend.
I disagree with the Lexicon’s definition because, based on other Greek words that share these first few letters, I believe that kluthi is not a command to hear, but, rather, a plea to release or call forth what is within, literally: core (Κ) + release (λ) + purifying (ῦ) + divine (θ) + divine-power (ί).
Klutos (κλῠτός) means renowned, famed; literally: core (κ) + release (λ) + pure (ῠ) + stretch/extend (τ) + entity (ός).
Kleo (κλέω) means make famous, sing of; literally: core (κ) + release (λ) + essence (έ) + bring-forth (ω).
Kleetor (κλητωρ) means one who invites/summons, one who invokes the Goddesses and Gods; literally: core (κ) + release (λ) + center (η) + stretch/extend (τ) + bring-forth (ω) + flow (ρ).
Klusteer (κλυστήρ) means clyster-pipe: the anal tube of an enema-syringe; literally: core (κ) + release (λ) + purifying (υ) + synchronize (σ) + stretch/extend (τ) + center (ή) + flow/outflow (ρ).
Kluzo (κλύζω) means wash out, purge; literally: core (κ) + release (λ) + purifying (ύ) + spark (ζ) + bring-forth (ω).
Kleeros (κλῆρος) means that which is assigned by lot, allotment of, divide, allot, apportion; literally: core (κ) + release (λ) + center (ῆ) + outflow-of (ρ) + entity (ος).
Kleema (κλῆμα) means vine-twig, cutting, slip, tendril; literally: core (κ) + release (λ) + center (ῆ) + medium-of (μ) + arising (α). Klados (κλάδος) means young branch/shoot of a tree; literally: core (κ) + release (λ) + arising (ά) + direction-of (δ) + entity (ος).
Klepsi (κλεψι) means secret, concealed, disguised; literally: core (κ) + release (λ) + essence (ε) + incorporeal (ψι).
Kleis (κλείς) means key; literally: core (κ) + release (λ) + essence (είς). Kleido (κλειδο) means key; literally: core (κ) +release (λ) + essence (ει) + direction-of (δ) + entity (ο). Klaks (κλᾴξ) means key; literally: core (κ) + release (λ) + arising (ᾴ) + detached-from (ξ).
Kleithria (κλειθρία) means keyhole; literally: core (κ) + release (λ) + essence (ει) + divine (θ) + outflow (ρία).
Klauma (κλαῦμα) means weep, wail, sob; literally: core (κ) + release (λ) + arising (α) + purifying (ῦ) + medium (μ) + arising (α). Klaio (κλαίω) means cry, wail, lament; literally core (κ) + release (λ) + arising (α) + divine power (ί) + bring-forth (ω).
Klazo (κλάζω) means scream, shout, creak, whistle, roar; literally: core (κ) + release (λ) + arising (ά) + spark (ζ) + bring-forth (ω).
 "Adonis, having become androgynous, behaved as a man for Aphrodite and as a woman for Apollon." Ptolemy Hephaestion, New History Book 5 (summary from Photius, Myriobiblon 190) http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/AphroditeLoves2.html
 Adonis is the immortal God of the short-lived, abundant foliage of spring rebirth, literally “Arising (Ἄ) + direction (δ) + brings-forth (ω) + prevailing (ν) + divine power (ι),”
The God of the afterlife, Aidees (Ἅιδης), is also called Aidoneus (Αιδωνευς). In this respect, the Goddess Persephone and the God Adonis play parallel roles.
Adonis is famously loved by Aphrodite, the immortal Goddess of sexual attraction. A Greek poem by Bion depicts Aphrodite mourning Adonis’ tragic death when he was gored by a jealous Ares, God of war, disguised as a wild boar (Nonnus, Dionysiaca 42.1ff (trans. Rouse)). This poem would have particular poignancy for young women mourning the loss of their beloved in battle.
“(Aphrodite) saw, she marked his irresistible wound, she saw his thigh fading in a welter of blood, she lift her hands and put up the voice of lamentation saying ‘Stay, Adonis mine, stay . . .
“‘Awake Adonis, awake for a little while, and give me one latest kiss; kiss me all so long as ever the kiss be alive, till thou give up thy breath into my mouth and thy spirit pass into my heart, till I have . . . drunk up all thy love . . .
“’O Persephone, take thou my husband, take him if thou wilt; for thou art far stronger than I . . .’
“The Paphian weeps and Adonis bleeds, drop for drop, and the blood and tears become flowers upon the ground . . .”
(Theocritus. The Greek Bucolic Poets, “The Poems and Fragments of Bion: I. The Lament for Adonis,” translated by J.M. Edmonds, Loeb Classical Library (London: William Heinemann; New York: MacMillan Co, 1912) 389-391. http://books.google.com/books?id=IMrCpKxmgCUC&q=adonis#v=snippet&q=adonis&f=false )
The Adonis flower is the Anemone fulgens. http://www.theplantexpert.com/springbulbs/Anemones3.html
Adonis, as he hunted upon Idaian peaks, was struck down by a cruel boar. Propertius, Elegies 2. 13A (trans. Goold) http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/AphroditeLoves2.html
 The Horai are the immortal Goddesses of the Hour for natural events to occur, also called the Goddesses of the Seasons.
 Dike is the immortal Goddess of justice.
 The Cyprian is an epithet of Aphrodite because of her temple on the island of Cyprus.
 The Erotes are the Gods of romantic love, often depicted as winged children.
 Phersephone is the immortal Goddess of spring renewal and the afterlife.
 Tartaros is the deepest realm beneath the earth, the cosmic inverse of heaven, whereas the Olympic deities reside in Olympia, the highest known point on earth. Hesiod (Theogony 715).
 The Olympian deities preside in the region above the earth.
 Gaia is the immortal Goddess of generative earth.