Poseidon Ennosigaios (pagan blog project week 10)

Very fitting for me lately and today in particular. Poseidon is definitely the Earth Shaker for me at the moment.

Strip Me Back To The Bone

Poseidon is known for being a god of the sea, right? When one comes across the list of gods and goddesses and their spheres of influence, Poseidon is firmly in the sea category. The Homeric Hymn to Poseidon addresses this quite nicely:

I begin to sing about Poseidon, the great god, mover of the earth and fruitless sea, god of the deep who is also lord of Helicon and wide Aegae. A two-fold office the gods allotted you, O Shaker of the Earth, to be a tamer of horses and a saviour of ships!

Hail, Poseidon, Holder of the Earth, dark-haired lord! O blessed one, be kindly in heart and help those who voyage in ships!

Saviour of ships! Fruitless seas with dark, dark depths! The hymn also touches upon Poseidon’s connection with horses, and time and again, calls him holder of the earth, mover of the earth.

In Hesiod’s

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