Goddess Amphitrite  

Posted by Stella Clark

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"AMPHITRITE "IS THE PRE-HELLENIC GODDESS QUEEN OF THE SEA; HER NAME MEANS 'ALL ENCIRCLING' WHICH IS THE SEA THAT SURROUNDS THE EARTH. SHE HAS CALLED 'THE EMBRACER THAT IS THE SEA'. WHEN SHE IS CALM AND WALKS ABOUT, THE WATERS ARE CALM; BUT, WHEN SHE IS ANGRY, THE SEAS BECOME ANGRY. SHE WAS ONE OF THE FIFTY DAUGHTERS OF PROTEUS AND DORIS, KNOWN AS THE NEREIDS (SEA NYMPHS) WHO WERE KNOWN TO HAVE BRIGHT HAPPY NATURES AND THE ABILITY TO FORETELL THE FUTURE. AMPHITRITE IS USUALLY DEPICTED AS RIDING IN A CHARIOT WHICH IS BEING PULLED BY CREATURES OF THE SEA. SHE IS ADORNED AS A QUEEN; HER WAVING HAIR IS COVERED WITH A NET AND SOMETIMES, WE FIND THE PINCERS OF A LOBSTER ATTACHED TO HER TEMPLES.

AMPHITRITE SPENT MOST OF THE TIME SINGING AND DANCING WITH HER SISTERS...UNTIL ONE DAY WHEN POSEIDON, THE GOD OF THE SEA, SAW HER AND FELL IN LOVE; HE WANTED HER TO BE HIS BRIDE....BUT AMPHITRITE HAD VOWED TO LIVE A LIFE OF VIRGINITY; SHE FLED ON A TIDAL WAVE AND HID FROM HIM IN THE DEPTHS OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. KNOWING HOW MUCH SHE LOVED THE DOLPHINS, POSEIDON SENT ONE IN SEARCH OF HIS FUTURE BRIDE; THE DOLPHIN LOCATED HER AND BROUGHT HER BACK TO POSEIDON, AND THE PAIR WERE MARRIED. THEIR SON IS THE FISH MAN, TRITON.

NOW THEIRS WAS NOT A HAPPY MARRIAGE. POSEIDON LIKED TO SLEEP AROUND, AND AMPHITRITE'S ANGER CAUSED MANY STORMS AT SEA...STORMS THAT COULD ONLY BE CALMED BY THE THREATS OF POSEIDON'S TRIDENT OR THE CALMING WORDS OF HER FATHER IN THE FORM OF THE WARM WEST WINDS.

TODAY IS WORLD OCEAN'S DAY. LET US PRAY FOR OUR GREAT MOTHER, THE GREAT QUEEN.

CAST LIGHT UPON THE DARKENED EARTH,SAVE THOSE LOST IN DESPAIR. "O MIGHTY OCEAN, GUIDE US AS WE JOURNEY THROUGH"THE DARKEST PIT OF THE NIGHT."AND MAY TIME, EVER FLEETING, FORGIVE US,"WE. WHO HAVE FORSAKEN OUR SONG"AND BURIED OUR FUTURE."FIND US, O MIGHTY OCEAN, AND FORGIVE US."--UNKNOWN--"

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