From the Roaring Deep: A Devotional in Honor of Poseidon and the Spirits of the Sea

FtRD-FrontEdited by Rebecca Buchanan
Price: $12.99
Publication Date: 8 August 2015
Place of Publication: Asheville, North Carolina
ISBN: 978-1515274575
Pages: 266 pp
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5″x 8″

Poseidon. Amphitrite. Nereus and the Nereids. Triton and Tethys. Iris and the Graeae. Proteus and Styx and Medusa.

They are of the sea, and more than the sea. They are the primordial ocean from which life arose, and which continues to sustain the world. They are the saltwater in our blood. They are storm and wind and tide and crashing waves. They are glorious beings of water and salt and light, avengers of injustice and providers of bounty. They are fathers and mothers and lovers. They are wrathful and exuberant, compassionate and wise, quixotic and impulsive and shrewd.

They are Powers most worthy of our devotion, our prayers, and our respect.

Hail Poseidon and the Spirits of the Sea!

It can be purchased in paperback format through Amazon, and through Barnes and Noble. All of the proceeds from From the Roaring Deep – as well as many of the other volumes in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina series – will be used to help promote the revival of the worship of the Greek and Egyptian Gods, with a portion of the proceeds given to a worthy charitable organization in their name.  So, not only will you be getting a wonderful book about the modern worship of Poseidon and the Spirits of the Sea – but your money will be going to do good work and help the revival of ancient polytheistic religions.

ATTENTION Librarians, Teachers and Retailers: From the Roaring Deep is also available at reduced cost for academic institutions, lending libraries (public and private) and retailers. Check our online store, or email with any questions.

We are rebuilding the Library of Alexandria one book at a time!

Poseidon by Nina Kossman … 3

Dedication: Sailor’s Prayer by Ann Howells … 5

Introduction by Rebecca Buchanan … 7

Spirits of the Deep

Untitled by Wayne McMillan … 15

Aphrodite Soteira by Melia Brokaw … 16

flotsam by Cailin … 19

graeae by Ruby Sara … 21

High Tide by Bill Vernon … 22

Finding Medusa by Steven Klepetar … 26

The Medusa of Midway Diner by Hillary Lyon … 28

The Mermaids by Rachel V. Olivier … 37

Kybele’s Naiads by Melia Brokaw … 39

Neptune’s Daughter by Matthew Wilson … 41

The Nereids by Callum Hurley … 47

Nereids and Naughty Ponies by Suzanne Thackston … 53

Hymn to Nereus I by Rebecca Buchanan … 55

The Nether Waters by James B. Nicola … 56

What Proteus Said: An Incantation by Jeffrey Beck … 58

Styx by Mab Jones … 60

A Wrap for Tethys by Jennifer Lawrence … 61

“The Heralds of Neptune: A Natural History of Tritons” (from Gaspar Schott’s Oddities of Nature) translated by Darius Klein … 62


Iris by Louise Élisabeth Vigée le Brun … 71

Bound Golden Wings: A Winter Solstice Letter by Rachel Petersen … 72

Hymn to Iris III by Rebecca Buchanan … 74

Praised be the Rainbow by Rachel Petersen … 75

How Hermes Got His Wings by Melia Brokaw … 77

Epithets of Iris by Rachel Petersen … 81

The Rainbow by Callum Hurley … 82


The Triumph of Amphitrite by Hughes Taraval … 121

The Golden Spindle and the Dolphin by Rebecca Buchanan … 122

Amphitrite by Emily May … 145

Hymn to Amphitrite I by Rebecca Buchanan … 146

Amphitrite, The Third One Who Encircles by Shoshana Sarah … 147


Poseidon by KS Roy … 151

Written on the Waves by Jennifer Lawrence … 152

To Poseidon Hippios by Terence Ward … 153

Lord of Aegae by Juleigh Howard-Hobson … 154

Poseidon Night by Sandy Hiortdahl … 155

To Poseidon: Lord of the Seas, and More by Ann Hatzakis … 156

To Poseidon Hudsonios by Terence Ward … 161

Offering by Jennifer Lawrence … 162

Hymn to Poseidon by Mari … 166

Ode I.5 by Horace (translated by John J. Trause) … 168

To Poseidon Domatites by Terence Ward … 170

Deep Beneath the Waves: Discovering Poseidon by Michael Hardy … 171

Poseidon by Cailin … 172

God of the Waves by Mari … 173

Her Swells by Mary Ann Back … 175

To Poseidon Dêlios by Terence Ward … 176

Invocation to Poseidon by Frances Billinghurst … 177

Poseidon Prayer Beads by Jolene Dawe … 179

Poseidon: Designed to Care by Bella Michel … 191

Poseidon Acrostic by Melia Brokaw … 194

To Poseidon Erechtheus by Terence Ward … 195

Hymn to Poseidon, Lord of Polluted Waters by Rebecca Buchanan … 196

Prayer to Poseidon for the Protection of His Children by Natasha Handy … 197

Poseidon Rite: Protection of the Seas by Frances Billinghurst … 198

To Poseidon by Amanda Sioux Blake … 209

To Poseidon Mousêgetês by Terence Ward … 210

Prayer to Poseidon Soter by Ann Hatzakis … 212

Sea of Dissimilitude: Poseidon and Platonism by Edward Butler … 213

To Poseidon Gaêiokhos by Terence Ward … 236

Poseidon’s Alchemy by Christina Murphy … 237

Poseidon by Callum Hurley … 239

Appendix A

Greek Spirits of the Sea … 240

Appendix B

Epithets and Cult Sites of Poseidon, compiled by Chelsea Luellon Bolton … 244

Appendix C

Our Contributors … 246

About Bibliotheca Alexandrina — Current Titles — Forthcoming Titles … 261



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