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Poseidon, The Black Ethiopian and Greek God of the Sea (5083 hits)

"Hear, Poseidon, ruler of the sea profound, whose liquid grasp begirds the solid ground; who, at the bottom of the stormy main, dark and deep-bosomed holdest they watery reign. Thy awful hand the brazen trident bears, and sea’s utmost bound thy will reveres. Thee I invoke, whose steeds the foam divide, from whose dark locks the briny waters glide; shoe voice, loud sounding through the roaring deep, drives all its billows in a raging heap; when fiercely riding through the boiling sea, thy hoarse command the trembling waves obey. Earth-shaking, dark-haired God, the liquid plains, the third division, fate to thee ordains. ‘Tis thine, cerulean daimon, to survey, well-pleased, the monsters of the ocean play. Confirm earth’s basis, and with prosperous gales waft ships along, and swell the spacious sails; add gentle peace, and fair-haired health beside, and pour abundance in a blameless tide." - Orphic Hymn 17 to Poseidon
Posted By: Dr. Okpara Nosakhere
Monday, May 10th 2010 at 12:45PM
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WOOH!! DEEP!! Thanks... This reads with such intensity...
Monday, May 10th 2010 at 8:03PM
Cynthia Merrill Artis
Now that deep for real for real. I love it. Just think if when I was in high school that what I am learning now, I could have known then... I probably would have taken more interest and participated more. The teachers I had were good, but these little bits and pieces that are missing like Poseidon was Black would have made a real difference to many of the Black students.
Tuesday, May 11th 2010 at 2:45PM
Jen Fad
It's not to late to teach our children now. They have to know! "Each One, Teach One"
Tuesday, May 11th 2010 at 6:06PM
Dr. Okpara Nosakhere
That's true and I will do my best to teach my little one.
Tuesday, May 11th 2010 at 7:32PM
Jen Fad
Well Brother Okpara.... Keep Teaching so that We May passs it on to our youth... I studied Greek Mythology in 7th Grade... Was always just infatuated with the Apollo... Hercules... Atlas... BUT I never knew these cats were black....
Tuesday, May 11th 2010 at 8:04PM
Cynthia Merrill Artis
We must keep in mind that all of these stories are based on African and Greek mythology. The region of Ethiopia is known as the birth place of human kind. So the oldest stories of our life will come from there. Based on DNA and Archeological findings, It is very rational to think and accept that all religions and belief systems of today have their historical and spiritual roots in Africa, created by Ethiopian people for its people. The images of the Gods reflect who they are and the culture in which they live. The Gods were black because they were black.
Tuesday, May 11th 2010 at 9:58PM
Dr. Okpara Nosakhere
Wow! Yes, very deep and profound.
Thursday, May 13th 2010 at 4:06PM
Nazeelah Tippett
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