Litany to Poseidon

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

This is my litany to Poseidon, to use on your prayer beads. I got this from the book ‘In Praise of Olympus: Prayers to the Greek Gods’ by Hearthstone.

 

Poseidon, lord of the clear blue sea and all the fair waters of the world,

throughout the depths your might is well known, well governed, well wielded.

O god who commands the white-capped waves, Poseidon, I praise you and honor

you, I thank you for your blessings.

 

Poseidon, friend of the sailor, the fisherman, of those who find their livelihood on

the seacoast and shoreline or on the broad ocean, keeper of the harbor, god of safe

havens who wards the ways of commerce, I praise and honor you, I thank you for

your blessings.

 

Poseidon who holds all waters in his hands, by whose might a land is beaten with

deadly waves or deprived of spring rain and made barren of life, master of flood

and drought, we pray for your good will. I praise and honor you, I thank you for

your blessings.

 

Poseidon, holder of the earth, world-shaker who moves the land to tremble and

quake, casting humanity to the ground like dice from a cup, who opens the sod

and stone beneath us, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

 

Benevolent Poseidon, whose gift to man of the useful horse brought trade and

swift travel to the small old world and made it a greater place. Hard-handed

driver of wild and willful horseflesh, I praise and honor you, I thank you for

your blessings.