People ask me where the Gods have gone, thinking perhaps that the ancients saw Zeus as just a man in the sky, and because we see no sky-man there now (or ever), that Zeus is “gone”.
But He is always there, and has always been: in the fertile rain, in the mighty sound of thunder, in the very order that holds the sky aloft the wet earth.
Ὦ Ζεῦ, πάτερ Ζεῦ, σὸν μὲν οὐρανοῦ κράτος, σὺ δ᾿ ἔργ᾿ ἐπ᾿ ἀνθρώπων ὁρᾷς, λεωργὰ καὶ θεμιστά, σοὶ δὲ θηρίων, ὕβρις τε καὶ δίκη μέλει.
Hail Father Sky, Founder of justice in heaven and all beneath it!
O King in the highest heavens enthroned in glory
O Father of all, praise and thanks to You and Your mighty name.
Aba Amang Langit, Tagapagtaguyod ng katarungan mula langit hanggang kailaliman!
O Hari ng kaitaas-taasang naluluklok sa kaluwalhatian
Ama ng sansinukuban, papurihan Ka at pasalamatan at ang Iyong magiting na pangalan.