Thrice I speak thy sacred name,|
Thrice I chant and thrice I sing -
Erodiade, Erodiade, Erodiade -
Daughter of the Moon and Sun,
Queen who reigns at the Mother's side,
Lady of the Woods,
Protectress of the outcast and marginalized,
Messiah and Second Eve to the Witches of Earth,
come, fierce Erodiade,
called also Herodias and Aradia,
moved by my entreaties.
To the weak, bring strength.
To the oppressed, bring liberty,
with liberty, the knowledge to enjoy it,
and - in that knowledge - the wisdom
to claim its power responsibly.
To the lovelorn and lonely,
and the reminder of their especial bond
with All That Is, a most intimate lover.
To the despondent and broken,
bring healing and peace.
Erodiade, Beloved Daughter,
Soul of Earth, Leader of the Fairy Rade,
Bride of the Goat-footed Angel,
accept this sacrifice of words -
forge it into a garland
worthy to crown your head.
Salve, Erodiade, figghia di Diana,
ascolta a mia scongurazione,
aora e sempre!
---copyright 2015 Jonathan Sousa
In Leland, Diana was the "first of Witches" (Mother of the Royal Blood and all). While a cursory reading of Leland points to Aradia being the first of the Witches of Earth, it could also be taken that She descended to either reinstate or revive the Covenant.
In my particular lineage (Wolfheart), She is mated to Pan. Hence the title. (Incidentally, combining Leland's text with the YHVH formula, Pan = Cain = the Greenwood King of the Earth).
You might want to check out Marie Antonia's comparison of Leland's Vangelo with the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus. (Essentially, the two texts were and are saying the same bloody thing).
--Johathan Sousa, January 2, 2015
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