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)


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