31 Days of Devotion, day 5

Who are the ancestors, relatives, children of this deity?

POEM: The genealogy of Antinous

O Antinous, beautiful, just, benevolent,
son of Mantinoe, daughter of Bithynia,
daughter of Arcadia, son of Hermes,
son of Maia, daughter of Atlas and Pleione,
son of Zeus, son of Kronos and Rhea,
children of Gaia and Ouranos: Antinous,
Greekling, Bithynian boy, may your blessing
be on my ancestors, my forefathers and foremothers,
the queer aunts and the honorary uncles,
my mentors and teachers, in the flesh and in the spirit.

Antinous, Liberator, Navigator, Lover,
father of Panpsyche, father of Panhyle,
parent of All-Soul and All-Body
along with Pan and the seventy-six others
who brought forth the new gods, the first
of the Tetrad, who joined together in union
and brought forth Paneros, metagender,
All-Love, who joined with eir parents and
engendered Pancrates, All-Powerful One
of four names, who in darkness and fire
caused the generation of Panprosdexia,
the All-Accepting One who leads home
the lost: Antinous, Panpsyche, Panhyle,
Paneros, Paneris All-Strife, meet and mate
of Paneros, Pancrates, Panprosdexia,
bless and protect my children, my descendants,
whomsoever I have taught, or helped,
or inspired, guard them, guide, lead them
into love in all its freedom and fullness,
and even so do the same for me.

(For further information on the deities of the Tetrad, I refer you to All-Soul, All-Body, All-Love, All-Power: A TransMythology by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus and to eir blog.)

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