According to legend, the Greek god Poseidon (a.k.a. Neptune) ruled the seas
from a palace of coral and gems on the ocean floor. He was said to have a
volatile temperament. When angered, he would summon storms that wrecked ships.
For fun, he created monsters like octopus and squid. To demonstrate his love
for his wife, he created the dolphin; but he also had a wandering eye. When he
pursued the goddess of fields and harvests, she told him, "If you give a gift,
the most beautiful thing on the face of the earth, I will be yours." So he
created a horse and, when it galloped from the sea, tossing its mane and tail,
she thought it was so beautiful she gasped and said she was his
- Title: A Gift from the Sea
- Artist: Kim McElroy
- Medium: Resin
- Measures: 8½"