So he ordered.
And they obeyed the lord Zeus the
son of Cronus.
Forthwith the famous Lame God molded
clay in the likeness of a modest maid, as the son of Cronus purposed.
And the Goddess bright-eyed Athena
girded and clothed her, and the divine Graces and queenly Persuasion put
necklaces of gold upon her, and the rich-haired Hours crowned her head
with spring flowers.
And Pallas Athena bedecked her form
with all manners of finery.
Works And Days
Except from ll. 69-82
Translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White
Hesiod (8th century BCE)
©1998-2001 Roy George