Where Is Zeus?

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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.

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