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Gratitude Project 2017, Day 22 – Poseidon

Hail Poseidon, Lord of the Sea, King who dwells in the depths and in the shallows!  Great God of crashing waves, hear this prayer!

You who command the calm winds, gently blowing, are also Lord over furious storms!  There is a storm brewing in the nearby sea, and it does threaten our city!

If it pleases You, dread Poseidon, do send Your waves and Your winds to break against the shores of Corpus Christi!  But, if we have pleased You before, O Lord, do not forget that some in this city are loyal to You, and have made sacrifices in Your name!

Poseidon, flood these streets if You must, but not before You have allowed the people to make preparations, and to evacuate!  Do tear trees and fences from the Earth in Your fury, but take no life from human or animal! We call out to you for mercy, O Lord of the Deep!  So please, be merciful!

Great will be our thanks to You, and sincere our continued sacrifices! Offerings will be made, incense will burn, and libations shall be poured in our reverence of You!  For we behold the might of the ocean, and its King!

But know also that if Your decision is not to grace the city with a hurricane or tropical storm, this decision will also be appreciated, and our gratitude will fill Your offerings in equal measure to our fear! Please, Poseidon, be merciful!

For You, we are grateful!  For the bounty You provide us, we are grateful! For the seas themselves, within which we work and play, we are grateful! And Lord, we are grateful for Your kindness, and Your mercy!  Please, show us Your mercy once again, and spare this city in all the ways that You will it to be spared!

Hail Poseidon, and thank You!

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Prayer for Libation to Poseidon

Blessed are You, Lord Poseidon, Deliverer of Rain, Who travels through the atmosphere, thick in clouds.

Poseidon, Who churns the molecules before their release and subsequent fall to Earth, oh Lord, send your rains to us who have gambled our lives upon the breaking drought.

May this moisture supply the ripening fruit with wide girth, and the fields also, rich in grain and corn.

Look now upon the trees, and see how they bend with the weight of abundance; that which You have provided, Bountiful Lord.

Your showers come suddenly, pouring with abandon upon the City, and all the rural Lands.

We have awaited Your presence with quiet breath, for Your storms are fickle, and we are but one species in need of Your attention.

We honor You, Poseidon, and we acknowledge Your dominion over the crucial elements, those which permit the furtherance of human life.

Lord over Water and Earth, we give back in drink and nourishment, so that You may continue to look favorably upon us, easing the Summer passage with sweet rains.

Please, accept this Offering, and this Libation, on behalf of those who live and work upon this Land.

Please, render unto us Your bounty, so that we may again pour sweet wine, offer rich meats, and waft incense toward High Olympos, in due time.

May we who know and honor You, Lord entwined within the mystery of life, be always humble, knowing of the truth of our toil.

We live by Your grace, Lord Poseidon, and by the grace of the many Blessed Gods.

And as we give, so do we receive in glorious abundance, Your love, poured out over the Land and Sea.

Hail, Lord Poseidon!

To Lord Poseidon…

Poseidon

Hail Poseidon, most venerable god of the waters
How the depth of the seas have pulled me toward You, yet again
How my eyes soak in the glistening sunlight, sparkling upon the water’s surface
Oh, Poseidon, Your laughter is deeply moving
Like waves undulating around the coast
You are pleased by the sight of me
Arms outstretched, giving salutations to You, oh watery King
I have missed the moist air
I have missed the salty winds
Once, I made my home upon the shore of Your domain
But now life has taken me to inland lakes, rivers and streams
Still, I honor You
Still, have I made the trek back to this place
Back to where the water meets the sun, and where both meet the land
I have traveled far to see You here
Even through piney woods which I had not known
Called forth to the ocean, by the ocean’s King
Always, I am drawn to the water
And always will I heed the water’s call

Poseidon’s In The Pond

It is very telling that even after moving away from my seaside home, that I end up living less than a block away from another body of water, albeit much smaller than the Bay I left.  Lord Poseidon has always loved His offerings, and I guess He wanted to make sure I’d still feel the connection enough to continue.  It is a lovely little pond, fed by a small creek, which eventually winds its way through the town and all of the adjoining public parks.  I’ve had the pleasure of walking along a good portion of the creek, and there is still much to be explored.

There are lots of animals here, too, which I always get a kick out of. Mostly fowl, such as ducks geese and cranes, but there are also plenty of fish and no shortage of turtles.

I’m not exactly sure what it is that Poseidon wants yet, in regards to an offering, so I’ll give Him some wine and ask Him if there is something specific He’s interested in. The naiads have been shy, so far. I can sense/feel them peeking at me when I go out onto the pier, but they have yet to speak to me. I’ll bring them some flowers the next time I’m there. It must be strange for them, for a human to be so interested. I doubt they’ve had much intentional human interaction, but who knows. I’m still in the introductory phase of establishing my place here, so maybe they’ll warm up to me eventually. But, maybe not. It’s their land/pond, after all, and they can tell me to go away.

That is one thing I’d like to clarify for anyone wondering, too. The Land spirits have the final say in all establishments of Territory. A person, Queen or not, does not just barge in on someone else’s home and declare themselves ruler over anything. You actually have to talk to the spirits, or communicate in some other way with them. You must ask permission first, before leaving any more than minor traces of your energy behind. That’s just common sense, not to mention proper hospitality.

Hospitality is very important, and shouldn’t just be relegated to human upon human interactions. If we are saying that we respect the life that already exists in a place before we arrive, then we’d better practice what we preach.

And now, I’ll leave you with some pictures of Poseidon’s pond. Enjoy!

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