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Was the 'Wave of Poseidon' a real tsunami ?

Posted on Sunday, 22 April, 2012 | Comment icon 20 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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Ancient Greek lore tells of a giant wave sent by the gods to wipe out an entire marauding Persian army.

What has been attributed in stories to an act of divine intervention however may have grounds in reality thanks to new research by Klaus Reicherter who believes that the event may have actually taken place. In 479 BC, Herodotus wrote about the incident by describing a great backwards ebb of the sea followed by a massive wave that washed away the Persian soldiers.

By examining shells and other data retrieved from the sea floor Klaus was able to validate the story by determining that a tsunami occured in the region at the time the incident was said to have occured.

"When the ocean rose up and saved a Greek town from a marauding Persian army nearly 1,500 years ago, renowned Greek historian Herodotus chalked it up to an act of the gods."

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Comment icon #11 Posted by Spid3rCyd3 on 23 April, 2012, 0:24
That actually makes a lot of sense. From a divine perspective at least. lol
Comment icon #12 Posted by Orcseeker on 23 April, 2012, 1:14
Lol this warped sense of an "act of god". If this was an act of God, what a cruel, sadistic, horrible entity he is.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Time Spy on 23 April, 2012, 3:07
Not from the Greek's point of view, saviour or spawn? Seems to me we as humans are the ones that continue to do all the killing, no matter what god we seem to credit as either or both? Ask yourself this, do you think any God or creating ET for that matter would really support the idea of mankind continuing to slaughter the living sheep skin out of each other all the time? Would you want your kids to wipe each other out and blame you? Cruel, yeah no doubt, but that would be us, not God. If you don't think so, take another look throughout history. Greed, hate, and lust for more ... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by Conrad Clough on 23 April, 2012, 21:11
It could be noted that in addition to the Sea, earthquakes were also the province of Poseidon.
Comment icon #15 Posted by catfishyeah on 30 April, 2012, 19:05
All hail Poseidon!
Comment icon #16 Posted by Conrad Clough on 1 May, 2012, 14:59
Comment icon #17 Posted by Batfastard on 1 May, 2012, 15:41
When you consider the opportunity and power God had to really do a job, and look at the stupid ugly mess He made of things instead, the sheer incompetence is almost staggering!
Comment icon #18 Posted by Time Spy on 2 May, 2012, 1:00
God created the world perfect, and mankind as well. Free will was the choice Adam and Eve made to screw up the entire world and the future of humanity as well. God didn't want it that way. He just let's us keep making our own mistakes, not to mention. Death doesn't exist on other worlds, and a hundred and twenty years is just a drop in the bucket compared to eternity, even if realizing this doens't ease any pain now. It's hard to understand why the mess remains on this planet. I know, I don't get it either. However, blaming God will not change or help anythi... [More]
Comment icon #19 Posted by ~C.S.M~ on 7 May, 2012, 23:05
cant stop thinking of the famous movie series of the unfortunate ship Poseidon.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Abramelin on 8 May, 2012, 15:54
It's like giving a toddler a loaded gun, and then saying it is his free will to use it or not. You would be a bad parent if you really did this. But God, God is cool when he experiments with his 'flock' like that. Yeah... .
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