Poseidon’s MDT: List of Topics

Χαίρετε ἀναγνώστες!

Today I wish to start another Month of Devotional Thought, this time for Poseidon. I had originally thought to do this around the time of the Attic month Poseideon and the Poseideia festival (so in December, most likely), but I wanted to do another one of these Months of Devotional thoughts, and for some reason, I have this intuition that I should do so for Poseidon. So I’m going to follow that intuition and talk about Poseidon this Month. This first post will have the list of topics, later today I shall post the first actual post of the series.

  1. Write a basic introduction about Poseidon.
  2. How did you first become aware of Poseidon?
  3. What are some symbols and icons of Poseidon?
  4. Share a favourite myth or myths about Poseidon.
  5. Who are members of Poseidon’s family?
  6. What are some other related deities and entities associated with Poseidon?
  7. Discuss Poseidon’s names and epithets.
  8. Discuss variations on this deity (aspects, regional forms, etc.).
  9. What are some common mistakes about this deity?
  10. What are common offerings – historical and UPG?
  11. Talk about festivals, days, and times sacred to Poseidon.
  12. What are some places associated with Poseidon and his worship?
  13. What modern cultural issues — if any— do you believe are closest to Poseidon’s heart?
  14. How has worship of Poseidon changed in modern times?
  15. Are there any mundane practices that are associated with Poseidon?
  16. How do you think Poseidon represents the values of his pantheon and cultural origins?
  17. How does Poseidon relate to other gods and other pantheons?
  18. Where does Poseidon stand in terms of gender and sexuality? (historical and/or UPG)
  19. What quality or qualities of Poseidon do you most admire?
  20. What quality or qualities of Poseidon do you find the most troubling?
  21. Share any art that reminds you of Poseidon.
  22. Share any music that makes you think of Poseidon.
  23. Share a quote, a poem, or piece of writing that you think this deity resonates strongly with.
  24. Share your own composition – a piece of writing about or for Poseidon.
  25. Share a time when Poseidon has helped you.
  26. Share a time when Poseidon has refused to help.
  27. How has your relationship with Poseidon changed over time?
  28. What are the worst misconceptions about Poseidon that you have encountered?
  29. What is something you wish you knew about Poseidon but don’t currently?
  30. Do you have any interesting or unusual UPG to share?
  31. Any suggestions for others just starting to learn about Poseidon?

I hope you will enjoy this new series!



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