How to Make Love to the Ocean

Okay, this made me laugh. I just had to share it. If this post increases the numbers of Poseidon’s lovers, so be it.

“Aloeus married Triops’ daughter Iphimedeia, who, however, was in love with Poseidon. She would go down to the sea, gather the waves in her hands, and pour the water on her vagina. Poseidon mated with her and fathered two sons, Otos and Ephialtes, who were known as Aloadai. Each year these lads grew two feet in width and six feet in length. When they were nine years old and measured eighteen feet across by fifty four feet tall, they decided to fight the gods.”

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 53 (trans.Aldrich)

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