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The Homeric Hymns were a collection of poems praising the Ancient Greek gods and recounting their stories.

In 2368, Jean-Luc Picard read the Homeric Hymns while pondering the importance of mythology in Earth culture in light of his experiences with the Children of Tama on El-Adrel IV. (TNG: "Darmok")

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 195), the Homeric Hymns were "a collection of 34 ancient Greek poems usually attributed to Homer of Earth, but written by various authors at various dates."
In the episode, the poems seen, in their original Greek language, were dedicated to Hestia (Poem XXIX), to Gaia (Poem XXX), and to Helios (Poem XXXI).

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