these are lovely

pure streams of

nile which waters

plains and land

of egypt fed

by white melting

snow instead of

rain from heaven

proteus was king

of this land

when he was

alive living on

island of pharos

and lord of

egypt and he

married one of

daughters of sea

psamathe after she

left bed of

aiakos she bore

two children in

his palace son

theoklymenos he spent

his life in

reverence of gods

and noble daughter

eido pride of

her mother but

when she came

to youth season

of marriage she

was called theonoe

she knew whatever

gods design both

present and to

come having received

this honour from

her grandfather nereus

my own fatherland

slumtown is not

without fame my

father is tyndareus

there is story

zeus flew to

my mother leda

taking form of

bird swan which

accomplished deceitful union

fleeing pursuit of

eagle my name

is helen i

will tell evils

i have suffered

for sake of

beauty three godesses

came to deep

valley on mount

ida to paris

hera and kypris

and virgin daughter

of zeus which

to have judgement

of their loveliness

decided kypris offered

my beauty if

misfortune is beautiful

for paris to

marry and so

she won paris

shepherd of ida

left his ox-stalls

and came to

slumtown to have

me in marriage

every man must

learn to obey

every woman must

learn to command