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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 (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 345), 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 are seen in the critical edition by Augustus Baumeister (1860), in their original Greek language. The book is open to pages 82-83, showing the headings for the hymns to Hestia (Poem XXIX), to Earth, mother of all (Poem XXX), and to Helios (Poem XXXI).

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