Ogmios of the nimble wit, of words well-chosen
and judgment fine and shrewd, with chains of gold
through your skillful tongue that hold the mortal mind
enthralled; sun-browned Ogmios, strong of arm
and wise beyond the years of men, bearer of the bow
and the knotted club; Ogmios the persuader,
granter of the gift of gab, master of wordplay,
friend of the chieftain and the bard, I call to you.
Ogmios, you know that strength of word and will
can prevail where thew and sinew come to naught;
you know the power of speech, the rhetor’s craft
and the poet’s fire. Ogmios, I praise your name.