The Agathodaimon, every man’s friend,
On whom in all things we always depend;
The voice that restrains when danger is near,
Whose comfort in darkness banishes fear;
Good fortune to each in wisdom and health,
Which two are the source of true joy and wealth;
The storehouse he watches, and keeps the grain,
That blessings may fall upon us like rain.
Such comes from Zeus to each man when he’s born,
And all his life, to protect him he’s sworn;
The genius guides its soul towards the true,
Until its set time on the Earth is through.
The first thing divine that every soul hears,
The first one to him that ever appears;
Companion always, and ever the guide,
As Zeus with the good, he’s always allied.