Thursday, December 23, 2010

ARTFUL THURSDAY: Poseidon- The Ultimate Marine

Poseidon was the Greek God of the Sea (and horses) and brother to Zeus (King of the Gods) and Hades (God of the Underworld). His Roman counterpart was Neptune, who, in many cases, is more well known than he is. Consider that the eighth planet from the sun in our solar system is named Neptune. And while we're on the subject of crazy eights, Poseidon's holy number was, you guessed it... 8! And the eighth day of every ancient Greek lunar month was celebrated in honor of Poseidon.

I missed the 8th day of Poseideon this year but that doesn't mean it's too late to honor the Earth-shaker. Today, The Oracle and The Muse honors the God of the Sea and his ever present trident.