Ecclesia Ordinis Caelestis Templum Olympicus/Celestial Order and Temple of Olympus

Hymn to Eris

by Lady Bella Sundancer
Hail Eris, Lady of Discord
At Ares’ side you scowl and leer
As you ride by, your golden apple in hand
Your sweet face is full of guile
Everything is hidden in your smile
You are lady of pranks, lady of jests
You love to stir up, wind up, sneak up
Yet you also encourage people to change
To stir up their lives
To see things in a different way
To look at things askance, with increasing desire
Jealousy can lead to Progress
Envy to Wealth
Longing to Transformation
You are the lady of everything backwards
Lady of the scribbled tongue
She who distorts and obscures
She who manipulates and goads
Through your lens the jack-in-the-box explodes
Spilling strife left and right
You are far kinder when your touch is soft
Your influence gentled by time
Lady of Discord, we pray to you for a new point of view
And opening to new visions