I praise you, great Athena, child of Zeus alone,
all in armor born, fair maid and fearsome warrior.
Defender of cities and patron of heroes,
swiftly will victory come to those you favor.
Revered daughter of wisdom, clear thought you provide,
and foresight and cunning do mark those you have touched.
All skilled crafts are yours as well, weaving and spinning
and clever stitchery; you gift us, Athena,
with a keen eye, steady hand, and nimble fingers.
Grey-eyed Athena, mighty one, friend to mankind
and provider of gifts both wonderful and useful,
O glorious goddess, I praise and honor you.