Thomas 2018

"Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest." ~ Epicurus

 

Thomas CahillID300 Poseidon

 

Alter ego:    POSEIDON

Poseidon is one of the twelve Olympian deities of the pantheon in Greek mythology. With his two powerful brothers, Zeus – the king of all the gods, and Hades – the king of the underworld, they divided the world into three realms, each to be ruled by one of the siblings. Zeus took the sky, Hades the underworld and Poseidon ruled the sea.

Poseidon was quite the iconic god renowned as the God of the Sea”.  He resided on the summit of Mount Olympus when he wasn’t living in his beautiful palace made of coral and precious gems on the ocean floor. This creative deity also enjoyed designing all the creatures in the sea.

He was rather entertainingly prolific with offspring as varied as the Cyclops of Odysseus fame, children of nymphs and the hero, Theseus. Many interesting stories to be told!

Poseidon possessed a quick temper, which worked well with his additional role of managing tempests, storms and earthquakes with the help of his trusty three-pronged weapon, the Trident. The Trident is also a symbol of offering, depicting the trident as a means of fishing and providing when the god was kindly helpful to the mortals. He could indeed be quite pleasant and kind. Poseidon often used his shape-shifting power to his advantage but he did sometimes grant this power to others. And, he would frequently grant safe passage and calm voyages in the seas.

Although his main domain was the ocean, Poseidon was also the “tamer of horses” and known to have created the legendary winged horse, Pegasus. He was also revered as father of rivers and fountains. Many elaborate fountains to this day feature statues of Poseidon surrounded by water and grand horses with gold manes and brass hooves pulling his golden seashell chariot.

ID300 Warrior:

Thomas will be riding for the first time in 2018 during the Epic 10th Anniversary of the Ride to Conquer Cancer in Quebec as our youngest rider.  Among his teammates, he will be riding with his proud Aunt Sevy….who is our ATHENA! In our ID300 universe that balances serious with fun, the ID300 Olympian Poseidon is Athena’s uncle. Thomas will add to our dynamic team his good humour, work ethic and the determination of a true Olympian. The ID300 family circle keeps growing and we are fortunate to have Thomas as our teammate.

Please encourage Thomas with your generous support so he can reach his fundraising goal.