28. Ἑρμοῦ, - Hermes (Latin: Mercury), God of Interpretation, Translation, Go-Betweens, Communication, Travel, Herald of the Gods and Goddesses, literally: "essence flow-of meta"
θυμίαμα - incense
λίβανον. - of Lebanon, frankincense
Κλῦθί - call, unlock, core loosen; "hear, give ear to, attend to; to be called or spoken of;" literally "core loosen"
μου, - channel, meta entity
Ἑρμεία, - Hermes, Messenger, Herald, Escort of the Gods and Goddesses
Διὸς - Divine, divine power
ἄγγελε, - one that announces or tells, messenger, envoy, angel, announce, report, bring news
Μαιάδος - of Maia, Goddess of Midwifery; Maia's power, cause delivery/birth to take place (Hermes is the son of Maia)
υἱέ, - child, son, inheritor of the nature of the divine, pure divine-power essence
παγκρατὲς - all-powerful, all-ruler
ἦτορ - heart
ἔχων, - hold fast, possess, essence-of foundation
ἐναγώνιε, - in, within, of, for, among (ἐν) + contest, compete, debate, struggle, struggle for victory gathering, assembly, place of contests, assembly at the national games, (literally: arising corners, at angles) (αγώνιε)
κοίρανε - rule, command, sovereign, lord, master
θνητῶν, - of mortals
εὔφρων, - "cheerful, merry; kindly, gracious; of sound mind, reasonable" = essence pure (εὔ) + watch, guard; deep thinker; care, consideration, take heed, think, care, consideration, thought, attention, reflection, meditation (φρων)ποικιλόβουλε, = various, changeful, diverse (ποικιλό) + counsel, advise; deliberation, consideration; will, determination especially of the Gods and Goddesses; the Senate (βουλε)
διάκτορε - "minister, messenger" = throughout (διά) + core (κ) + pierce, bore, drill, bore through (τορε)
ἀργειφόντα, - Argive/Greek; bright, shining, white; idle, unemployed (ἀργει) + bloody; murder, slay (φόντα) = "slayer of Argus" (Hermes slew Argos, the many-eyed guard of the Goddess Io)
πτηνοπέδιλε, - flying, winged, winged creatures (πτηνο) + sandals, shoes, boots (πέδιλε) = "with winged sandals"
φίλανδρε, - loving (φίλ) + men, the male sex, male qualities (ανδρε) = love of the male sex, love of a husband
λόγου - statement of a theory, explanation, logic, account, reckoning
θνητοῖσι - mortals
προφῆτα, - before (προ) + fate (φῆτα) = interpreter of the Gods and Goddesses, expounder of the will of the Gods and Goddesses
γυμνάσιν - exercise, of the gymnasium
ὃς - entity
χαίρεις - rejoice, be glad, take pleasure in
δολίαις - crafty, deceitful, treacherous, stealthy, strategic, subtle
τ' - too then
ἀπάταις, - cheat, deceive, fraud, trick
τροφιοῦχε, - feed, rear, nurse, provide for (τροφι) + whole, complete (οῦχε)
ἑρμηνεῦ - interpretation, explanation, translation, expression
πάντων, - of all
κερδέμπορε, - horn of an animal (κερ) + bodily frame, construct (δέμ) + furnish, offer, give; Fate, Destiny; means of passage, path, bridge (πορε)
λυσιμέριμνε, - let loose, release, deliver (λυσι) + care, anxiety, object of care or thought (μέριμνε)
ὃς - entity
χείρεσσιν - the hand, hand, paw (χείρ) + essence (εσσιν)
ἔχεις - have, hold, possess, hold fast
εἰρήνης - of peace, Eirene, Goddess of Peace (literally: "essence (of) divine-power flow-of shared-center prevailing shared-center"
ὅπλον - tool, implement, weapon
ἀμεμφές, - above reproach/blame/censure; blameless
Κωρυκιῶτα, - bag, sack (Κωρυκ) + line, stroke, the letter I (ιῶτα) = Kore/Daughter (Κωρυ) + go (κιῶ) + τα = "of the Corycus promontory; of the Corycian cave of Mount Parnassos near Delphi"
μάκαρ, - happy, blessed
ἐριούνιε, - "of uncertain meaning, perhaps speedy or thieving;" = wool (ἐριού) + prevailing (νιε) ?perhaps "wrapped in wool?"
ποικιλόμυθε, - various, diverse (ποικιλό) + myth, tale, story, narrative, word, speech, thing said (μυθε)
ἐργασίαις - work, business, labor, working at, making, manufacture, practice, exercise, produce
ἐπαρωγέ, - help, aid
φίλε - love of
θνητοῖς - mortals
ἐν - in, within
ἀνάγκαις, - necessity, natural need, compulsion, laws of nature, distress, Ananke, Goddess of Necessity
γλώσσης - tongue, tongue as the organ of speech, talking, language/dialect
δεινὸν - marvelously strong, powerful; clever, skillful; terrible, awe-ful; danger
ὅπλον - tool, implement, weapon
τὸ - too then
σεβάσμιον - reverent, honored, venerable, august; that for which awe is felt, an object of awe or worship
ἀνθρώποισι· - human, humans, humanity
κλῦθί - call, unlock, core loosen; "hear, give ear to, attend to; to be called or spoken of"
μου - channel, meta entity (note echo of beginning of hymn)
εὐχομένου, - pray for, long or wish for, pray, utter in prayer = pray for (εὐχο) + mighty, strong (μένου)
βιότου - means of living, life
τέλος - complete, fulfill, end
ἐσθλὸν - good, noble, good, goodness
ὀπάζων - send with, give, take with, add, be with, take as a companion
ἐργασίῃσι, -work, business, labor, working at, making, manufacture, practice, exercise, produce
λόγου -statement of a theory, explanation, logic, account, reckoning
χάρισιν, - rejoice at, be glad, take pleasure in, be grateful, give thanks
καὶ - and
μνημοσύνῃσιν. - remember, Mnemosyne, Goddess of Memory
Hermes is said to have provided an escape for Phrixos and Helle on the ram with the golden fleece (from Theoi.com):
Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 80 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"The oracle prophesied an end to the dearth if Phrixos were to be sacrificed to Zeus. When Athamas heard this and was pressured by the joint efforts of the inhabitants, he had Phrixos placed on the altar. But Nephele seized both him and her daughter, and gave them a golden-fleeced ram which she had received from Hermes, by which they were borne through the sky over and across the land and the sea."
Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 2. 1141 ff :
"[Argos addresses his fellow Argonauts :] `An Aeolid called Phrixos came to Aea from Hellas. He reached Aeetes’ city on the back of a ram which Hermes had turned into gold - you can still see its fleece, spread on the leafy branches of an oak."