As many of my regular readers know, I am a survivor of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans in 2005. Today’s topic is to share a time where Poseidon helped me.
I can say with no doubt whatsoever in my mind that my survival during that storm was due to the grace of the Lord of the Deeps and the Gulf. Although most people do not think of Poseidon as a “storm god”, he is the one that the Classical Hellenes would petition during the time of year when the Mediterranean Sea was at its most dangerous — due to storms over the water.
Where I lived at the time of Katrina was not flooded due to its location and I was able to help feed people in my building — and even make coffee (which I offer the Theoi daily) — because I had a gas stove. Being able to do this allowed me to help others, both while I was still in New Orleans after the storm and when we finally were able to evacuate out of the city.
A hurricane is a remarkable example of the power of Poseidon. Surviving a deadly one is another.