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.
I WENT down yesterday to the Piraeus with Glaucon the son of Ariston, that I might offer up my prayers to the goddess; and also because I wanted to see in what manner they would celebrate the festival, which was a new thing.
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.
When she marked the beautiful neck of the goddess, her lovely bosom, and sparkling eyes, she marvelled at her and said, "Goddess, why do you thus beguile 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.
What befel the weakling youth lifting the dread goddess
's veil at Sais?
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.
"I wasn't prepared--I didn't expect--good heavens, one DOESN'T expect a goddess
for a landlady !