Blizzard - Mythical hippocampus - Merhorse - kelpie by studionaiad

Blizzard - Mythical hippocampus - Merhorse - kelpie

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Added: Mar 30, 2004
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THE HIPPOI OF POSEIDON

"And there [depicted on the shield of Akhilleus] triumphant the Earth-shaker [Poseidon] rode amid Ketea (Sea-monsters): stormy-footed steeds [Hippokampoi] drew him, and seemed alive, as o'er the deep they raced, oft smitten by the golden whip. Around their path of flight the waves fell smooth, and all before them was unrippled calm. Dolphins on either hand about their king swarmed, in wild rapture of homage bowing backs, and seemed like live things o'er the hazy sea swimming, albeit all of silver wrought." -Quintus Smyrnaeus 5.88

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