Our raku pottery vase, Poseidon’s Adventure, tells the tale of Zeus’ younger brother, a power hungry father, a bad case of food poisoning that wasn’t from Taco Bell – but watch out for those diet supplements, the consequences of eating babies, a family conflict fit for Jerry Springer, and a god who must now be shaking his head at what we have done to our water.
All hail Lord Poseidon! And a new tale of the dysfunctional gods of old.
Poseidon had a very unappetizing start to his life. His father ate him. At least he didn’t like his babies cooked. It was not that Cronos singled him out. He also ate all of his sibling, except one that his mother Rhea managed to save – Zeus. Rhea managed to save him by replacing baby Zeus with a rock.
As a result, Poseidon and his siblings spent most of their childhood in their father’s stomach. There the children would settle for the latest partially digested food Cronos had eaten. The children developed a great appetite for wine and other rich foods from infancy. The effects of their childhood alcohol dependency may explain some of their behaviour as an adult.
Taking trips through the digestive track to try to escape was also a really crappy experience, that unfortunately never succeeded. Birthdays were pretty grim for the children, but one time Poseidon was lucky enough to come across a half eaten lobster. That must have started his life long love affair with all things naval – not to be confused with the inside of Cronos’ navel which they pounded upon hoping to escape.
Now, Cronos didn’t eat his children to be mean. In fact under other circumstances, he may have been a great father. If only there had not been that prophecy that his children would usurp him.
Poseidon and his siblings would remain in their father’s stomach until Zeus came of age. Zeus was full of anger and resentment towards his father after spending his childhood with a goat. When he tried to talk to the goat, the goat kept butting into the conversation, which was really baa-d for his social development.
Eventually Zeus would procure an herbal potion that would make Cronos dislodge his children from his stomach in this rather attractive vessel known as ‘Herbal Magic‘. I wonder if the company by the same name uses this ancient weight loss formula.
All of the children were then expelled from their father’s stomach in the order they were eaten. The siblings would eventually go on to defeat their father who was chief amongst the Titans and divide the spoils. Poseidon would become the lord of the sea, and one of the most important gods of the ancients and a fondness for tinkering with genetics.
And for those looking to drop a few pounds? Herbal Magic would be a very effective brew, so long as you eat healthy and exercise. And don’t mind projectile vomiting.
Next week, we will look at the story of Cronos, the chief of the gods of old and his origin story, which until now has been shrouded in mists of time.
What did you think of our latest vase and story? Let me know in the comments below. You can check out more raku pottery vases and their stories here.
Loved this one😀
Thank you! I appreciate your kindness and support and I hope you are keeping well 🙏
Lmao! I’m speechless 😂😂
Ha! Thank you, Nova! I am glad you enjoyed it!
Love the colors. Stunning almost other worldly.
Thank you for your kind comment, Perhaps the other world could be under the sea!
“Darling it’s better – Down where it is wetter, take it from me…Under the sea!” HA HA! Sorry but it reminded of a cartoon I watched with my daughter too many times to count.
Oh I know it! Even wrote about it before in the book as part of the first raku vase I ever sold! https://rakupottery.ca/under-the-sea/
Sebastian and Ariel know where it’s at!
Love those pieces! 😀
Thanks Tish! I appreciate that! Hope you are keeping well today!
So beautiful…. and I enjoyed your rendition of the story!
Thank you on both counts! I enjoy both the creation of the vases and the stories. Stay well! 🙏
LOL! Great post — catchy title, fun history, mythology and a great vase as always.
Thank you, Jane! I appreciate that you enjoyed it in many ways! Thank you for sharing that with me. I hope you are keeping well today 🙏
I am so loving these mythology posts. Rich and robust in depth and texture like your Raku pottery. Two things that go great together. Vessels and gods, maybe even Gawd.
Thanks Jordan! I enjoy combining them, which is how the book came to be 🙂 https://rakupottery.ca/buy-the-book/ if you are curious
You’re welcome! Thanks for the link! Hmmm, you may have just allocated some spots on the Holiday gift list. Like Reese’s, can’t just have just one. 🙂
Great news! Let me know if you have questions!
Certainly. Will do!
That’s a fantastic story. Well done.
Thank you, I appreciate your kind comment and support! Keep well out there! 🙏
Thanks. You too!
Love the awesome story and both potteries…Herbal Magic is the one I liked most, it’s color and beautiful shape are a fantastic combination..May you create more beautiful potteries..blessed days ahead 😊💕
Thank you Krishna! I am so glad to hear that you like it and appreciate your kindness and blessings. May you also have blessed days ahead 🙏
Your story is awesome and I enjoy your wit! The vase is stunning and one of my faves, thus far.
Very nice vase, and a punnier than usual story as well – thanx for the laughs!
Glad to hear it got a chuckle from you. It’s always fun to write something that tickles the funny bone as it makes me laugh as I write as well 🙂 I hope you are keeping well! 🙏
The photos are beautiful, nice written post. Thanks for sharing!!
Thank you for your kind comment! I appreciate that you left one for me to read and I hope you are keeping well, Zadi!
Thanks dear same to you
You know, I never thought much about how Zeus’ siblings spent their time in their father’s stomach! But that would explain a lot, if they started off on wine and scraps. 😂
quite the start to life isnt it! hope you are keeping well!
Nice arts dear on vase ❤️❤️
Thank you, Soni! So glad you like it. I appreciate your kindness and support. Keep well out there! 🙏
I had to keep reading! Thank you for the fun and beautiful pics.
So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for your kind comment and I hope you are keeping well 🙏
Nice written post