sometimes refered to by their Latin
name: Homeri Hymni
A cycle of 33 hymns to various Greek gods. The hymns were attributed in antiquity to Homer (hence their name), but modern research says they were probably written in 7th century BC Attica.
More than half the hymns contain no more than a few lines, including an addressing to the god or goddess, and a request for him or her to show goodwill to the supplicant. However some of the poems (particularly the ones to Demeter, Apollo, Hermes and Aphrodite) tell of the deeds of the gods, and the foundations of their centers of worship.