Poseidon

This is from my old blog, the Geekie Hellenist. Enjoy.

This is the list of prayers to Poseidon. I hope that you enjoy them. I got them from the book ‘In Praise of Olymus: Prayers to the Greek Gods by Hearthstone.

 

Poseidon, lord of the darkest sea-depths, lord of the crashing surf, your hair wet with brine, your eyes cold and blue, keen as

winter waters, you hold in your hands the life of the sailor, through fair weather or foul you guide ships to safety or ravage them

with waves. Within your domain we live only by your goodness and forbearance; with ease do you lay waste to great cities, do you

shake the earth till the works of men crumble. You raise the four great winds, you hone the rain to a cutting edge, you turn the waters

of your realm to cruel ice. By your might do floods destroy us, Poseidon; yours too is the deadly drought, the hard cracked dirt that

signals famine and fear. Our lives depend on your balance, Poseidon, on your generous heart and open hand. God of oceans, god of

the salt of life, I praise and honor you.

 

2nd Prayer to Poseidon

 

Deep-dwelling Poseidon, shield of sailors, stiller of storms, shaker of the earth beneath us, I praise you. Well known you were in

days of old, honored above all others in far-famed Corinth; your temples stood throughout the ancient lands, each floor well polished

by the feet of the devoted. In times still longer past, still further lost in time, were you among the first of gods whose names were known

to men, the first whose might was honored, the first who answered desperate please with dear blessings. Poseidon, whose voice we hear

in the crash of waves, whose hand guides the fate of all who venture out upon the sea, to whom we owe thanks for transport and

trade, for salt fish and sweet water, I praise you.