MASAAKI NODA Olympian Hymn #04 to Poseidon 2008 New York - x +
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CN: NodM2008hy04

MT: graphite on paper (30x48)

TX: inscribed with pencil at upper left in ancient Greek by Megakles Rogakos <ΥΜΝΟΣ ΕΙΣ ΠΟΣΕΙΔΩΝΑ / ΑΜΦΙ ΠΟΣΕΙΔΑΩΝΑ ΘΕΟΝ ΜΕΓΑΝ ΑΡΧΟΜ' ΑΕΙΔΕΙΝ / ΓΑΙΗΣ ΚΙΝΗΤΗΡΑ ΚΑΙ ΑΤΡΥΓΕΤΟΙ ΘΑΛΑΣΣΗΣ / ΠΟΝΤΙΟΝ, ΟΣ Θ' ΕΛΙΚΩΝΑ ΚΑΙ ΕΥΡΕΙΑΣ ΕΧΕΙ ΑΙΓΑΣ. / ΔΙΧΘΑ ΤΟΙ ΕΝΝΟΣΙΓΑΙΕ ΘΕΟΙ ΤΙΜΗΝ ΕΔΑΣΝΑΤΟ / ΙΠΠΟΝ ΤΕ ΔΜΗΤΗΡ' ΕΜΕΝΑΙ ΣΩΤΗΡΑ ΤΕ ΝΗΩΝ. / ΧΑΙΡΕ ΠΟΣΕΙΔΑΟΝ ΓΑΙΗΟΧΕ ΚΥΑΝΟΧΑΙΤΑ, / ΚΑΙ ΜΑΚΑΡ ΕΥΜΕΝΕΣ ΗΤΟΡ ΕΧΩΝ ΠΛΩΟΥΣΙΝ ΑΡΗΓΕ.>, inscribed at lower right in English <Poseidon>, signed <M.Noda 08>

DN: Mr. Takis Efstathiou - 2008

CM: Poseidon was the great Olympian god of the sea, rivers, flood and drought, earthquakes, and horses. He was depicted as a mature man of sturdy build with a dark beard, and holding a trident. The Olympic hymn to Poseidon reads as follows: "Poseidon the great god I begin to praise / the mover of land and the ever-turbulent water / the ruler of seas, who possesses Helicon with the wide-stretching Aeges. / Oh Earth-shaking one, the gods have given you the double honor / to tame the horses and to save the ships. / Hail land-ruler Poseidon with your black hair, / blessed one with beneficent nature have mercy for seafarers."

[Megakles Rogakos 02/2008]

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