Additional girl, crazy is actually desperate, prayed the wedding-god in order to haste

Philostratus more youthful, Imagines ten (trans. Fairbanks) (Greek rhetorician C3rd An effective.D.) : « Carry out the white of the torches, while the matrimony hymn (hymenaios), the latest voice of your own flutes and twanging of the lyre in addition to rhythmic motion of the dancers attention their notice? You will find and the women visible from the vestibules because they wonder as well as however, shout having joy. This really is a marriage, my personal boy, the first collecting of one’s bridesmaids, together with bridegrooms are bringing its brides. » [Letter.B. The wedding-hymn (hymenaios) isn’t personified right here, however the passageway reveals the set into the marriage ceremony.]

The morning’s shine found the world; Venus [Aphrodite], Juno [Hera] and you will Hymenaeus entered to bless the wedding rite; its like was sanctified, and you will Iphis gained Ianthe, wedding couple

Ovid, Metamorphoses 4. 757 ff (trans. Melville) (Roman impressive C1st B.C. so you can C1st A beneficial.D.) : « So you’re able to their heart the guy [Perseus] took Andromeda, undowered, she herself his valour‘s award. « 

Ovid, Metamorphoses 6. 428 ff : « When they [the newest condemned few Tereus and Procne] was partnered, Juno [Hera] wasn’t around so you’re able to bless new rite, nor Hymenaeus nor the latest Gratia (Grace) [Kharis]. The fresh Eumenides [Erinyes, Furies] held the fresh torches, torches seized regarding mourners’ hand; the fresh Eumenides generated the sleep. »

Having waving torches Amor (Love) [Eros] and you can Hymenaeus direct the wedding, full and body weight new perfumed fires regarding incense burn off and you can garlands s

Ovid, Metamorphoses nine. 764 ff : « [Iphis, a great girl concealed just like the a guy, is about to get married the ladies she likes :] ‘Aye myself why would Hymenaeus, the wedding-jesus [Hymenaios (Hymenaeus)], preside versus a bridegroom, with we both a bride-to-be!’ She told you no longer. . . Thence Hymenaeus showed up, when you look at the saffron mantle clothed, within Orpheus’ summons through the endless sky so you can Thessaly, however, vain the new summons turned-out. True he was introduce, however, no hallowed terminology the guy put nor happy smiles nor lucky sign; perhaps the burn he stored sputtered during having se for everybody his brandishing. This new sick-starred rite triggered a grimmer stop [the fresh sudden loss of Orpheus’ partner Eurydice]. »

Ovid, Heroides dos. 33 ff (trans. Showerman) (Roman poetry C1st B.C. to C1st A beneficial.D.) : « [Phyllis, forsaken by Demophoon, laments :] ‘Where today the bond regarding Hymenaeus assured for many years out of lives together–pledge which was my personal guarantee and you may surety towards the married county?' »

Ovid, Heroides 6. 43 ff : « [Hypsipyle forsaken from the Jason laments :] ‘Sadly! where is the faith that was assured me personally? The spot where the ties from wedlock, and also the wedding burn? . . . Juno [Hera] is actually there to become listed on united states once we had been marry, and you can Hymen, his temples bound with wreaths. Yet none Juno nor Hymen [Hymenaios], but gloomy Erinys (Fury), discolored which have blood, sent in advance of me personally the fresh new unhallowed torch.' » [Letter.B. The fresh Erinys carries the wedding torch in lieu of Hymen given that the marriage is actually doomed.]

Ovid, Heroides 9. 133 ff : « Iole, the latest daughter off Eurytus, and you may Aonian Alcides [Herakles] could be basely registered inside the embarrassing bonds regarding Hymen [Hymenaios]. »

Ovid, Heroides 11. 101 ff : « [Kanake (Canace), having committed incest along with her sis, and you can whoever father has sent a blade to finish their particular existence, laments :] ‘Pull away afar, deluded Hymenaeus, thy wedding-torches, and you can travel which have frightened legs from all of these nefarious halls! Bring for me personally the brand new torches ye happen, Erinyes (Fury) ebony, and you may let my personal funeral pyre blaze bright regarding the fireplaces ye bring! Wed gladly significantly less than a far greater future, O my personal sisters.' »

Ovid, Heroides 12. 137 ff : « [Medea witnesses the marriage out of Iason (Jason) and you can Kreousa (Creusa) :] ‘All the all of a sudden, there concerned my ears brand new chant off Hymen, in order to my eyes the new gleam of glaring torches, and tube stream onward their cards, for you a wedding-strain . . . The latest throng forced excitedly to the, whining « Hymen, O Hymenaeus! » completely chorus.' »

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