I couldn’t resist posting this. I came across this by accident.
This is the song that is sung while the sophomores are running lanterns to the freshmen during Lantern Night at Bryn Mawr College.
Pallas Athena, goddess of learning and strength,
We come to you to worship you, dread goddess.
Bless us we pray; give us wisdom.
Be with us always, Blessed goddess, hear!
Sanctify our lanterns now, to shine forever clearly,
Lighting the way, making bright the dark.
Pallas Athena thea,
Mathe mastos kai stenous
Se par he me is iman
Hie rus sou sai soi deine (x2)
Hie rus sou sai soi deine (x4)
Makar i ze ai toumen
He min sophian didou
He min syngignou aei
Makarthe a akoue(x2)
Makarthe a akoue(x4) Akoue. Akoue.
Hie rize nyntous lydnous
Aei phanos phanoien
Lamprynontes ten hodan
Melan phanon poiuntes(x2)
Melan phanon poiuntes(x4)