by Amanda Artemisia Forrester
Helios burns at His zenith
For the fiery Sun rules this day
The brother of Selene halts His chariot in the sky
To watch the mortals celebrating below
Build the bonfire high
And dance barefoot under the sky!
Feast and be merry!
For tomorrow the nights will be longer
And the slow decline into winter will begin
So rejoice in the gifts of the sun
Ripened fruits and first grains
Helios’ heated rays caressing your skin
Flowers in bloom and greenest grass
Who reigns supreme today!
Sol Invictus, the Invincible Sun!
Fiery orb of Apollo
I raise my voice in praise to Helios
He wans tomorrow,