You shall be the meanest slave in the service of the goddess you have attempted to humiliate.
Evidently she had entirely forgotten her surroundings and her present circumstances, for a single glance at the dark, swirling waters without sent her crumpled upon a low bench, where with her face buried in her arms she sobbed more like a very unhappy little girl than a proud and all-powerful goddess.
Never have I been in so humiliating a position in my life, and only my love for Dejah Thoris and the hope which still clung to me that I might again see her kept me from rising to face the goddess of the First Born and go down to my death like a gentleman, facing my foes and with their blood mingling with mine.
Adeimantus added: Has no one told you of the torch-race on horseback in honour of the goddess
which will take place in the evening?
Thus spoke the goddess, and Helen's heart yearned after her former husband, her city, and her parents.
Go sit with Alexandrus yourself; henceforth be goddess no longer; never let your feet carry you back to Olympus; worry about him and look after him till he make you his wife, or, for the matter of that, his slave--but me?
We are speaking god and goddess to one another, and you ask me why I have come here, and I will tell you truly as you would have me do.
You are always jealous and hate seeing a goddess take a fancy to a mortal man, and live with him in open matrimony.
The antients would certainly have invoked the goddess
Flora for this purpose, and it would have been no difficulty for their priests, or politicians to have persuaded the people of the real presence of the deity, though a plain mortal had personated her and performed her office.
In the end Zeus is forced to bring Persephone back from the lower world; but the goddess, by the contriving of Hades, still remains partly a deity of the lower world.
It tells how all creatures, and even the gods themselves, are subject to the will of Aphrodite, saving only Artemis, Athena, and Hestia; how Zeus to humble her pride of power caused her to love a mortal, Anchises; and how the goddess visited the hero upon Mt.
I wasn't prepared--I didn't expect--good heavens, one DOESN'T expect a goddess
for a landlady