O lord Pluto, head of human nature
and its protector, you who received this task from Zeus himself
you who have, all in one, the faculties that rise separately in us
and in us can be found, rule well everything for us
down here, always raising us from this place.
Around you the heroes, who have a nature better than ours,
and the other friends of ours, beautiful and good.
Kore is with you, the propitious goddess of Tartarus,
who binds our mortal part to us as long as itís necessary; be propitious.
George Gemistos Plethon
translated by Manuela Simeoni
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