Homeric Hymn To Demeter

Spoken by Demeter (a Greek goddess) in the hymn:

“Humans are short-sighted, stupid, ignorant of the share of good or evil which is coming to them.”

  • This quote is from the 7th century BCE Homeric Hymn to Demeter (approximately lines 255-260), translated by David G. Rice and John E. Stambaugh (Society of Biblical Literature Sources for Biblical Study, 1979).

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