So, I know this is old, old news for so many people. This documentary has been out and has made the rounds years ago.
I’ve never watched it. At first because I didn’t have access to it, and later, because I forget it existed and also because . . . Well? I’m an American woman dedicated to Poseidon and more interested in following where He leads, not so much interested in whether other people who are not a part of my life would acknowledge my devotion to this god, or even my right to be devoted to this god. I’ve had enough of that sort of nonsense in my life, and I’ll admit it — I often cut out potential sources of learning or potential sources of information to keep drama out of my life. I’ve caught mere whispers that there’s ethnic-drama with some, with whether or not anyone outside of Greece (or outside of Europe) has any right to claim relationship with any of the gods (sort of funny; you’d think that if no one else, the Hellenic people would understand how colonies and migrations of gods might work?). I am firmly and gladly in the “the gods call who they will” camp, and I invite anyone to take my devotion to Poseidon up with Him, thank you very much. I’m not interested, and I will admire, adore, praise, revere, and love Him to my grave (and beyond, please gods.)
I stumbled upon I Still Worship Zeus on Youtube, not fifteen minutes ago. I’ve been miss type-y pants today, and I thought, hey, I’ll watch!
Not even three minutes into it, they’re talking about Poseidon. Hail, Poseidon! What’s more, the woman is speaking about how He has to do with the soul. She makes a beautiful parallel between the individual waves of the sea and individual people . . .
My experiences with Poseidon has been building more and more toward a human-friendly god, as I become more and more human-friendly myself. I find my original idea of Him being indifferent and set-apart being challenged. This isn’t bad. I don’t think I’m completely wrong, but I am reminded that much of our interactions is built around what “language” I am able to understand. I doubt I’ll ever believe that humanity is the Great Epitome of Mortal Existence, and I doubt I’ll ever interact with Him with that understanding . . . . but . . .
challenges. Challenges are good. May I remember that information and inspiration can come from everywhere. May I remember that just because Poseidon may not seem popular, that does not mean others are not thinking of Him, worshipping Him, praising Him, striving to connect to Him.
Hail, hail, generous, glorious Poseidon.