God of winds

5/11/20231 min read

This image arose in my cup when I finished the last sip. I immediately spotted a big head with a crown, hanging in the air, seemingly blowing in something that looked like sails on a sailboat. It occurred to me this must be the Aeolus, the Greek God of wind.

In Greek mythology, Aeolus, a son of Hippotes, was the ruler of the winds encountered by Odysseus in Homer's Odyssey. Aeolus was the king of the island of Aeolia, where he lived with his wife and six sons and six daughters. To ensure safe passage home for Odysseus and his men, Aeolus gave Odysseus a bag containing all the winds, except the gentle west wind. But when almost home, Odysseus' men, thinking the bag contained treasure, opened it and they were all driven by the winds back to Aeolia. Believing that Odysseus must evidently be hated by the gods, Aeolus sent him away without further help.

I was really excited when I saw it because it brings such a great message for me - God is blowing in my sails of fortune.

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