Go with the flow: Horses of the Sea

 

 

 

 

 

No matter where, or how often, encounter with the Hippocampus Kuda (seahorse) is always exciting for me. Unlike their counterpart on land -the horse-, seahorses seem so fragile, move slowly, and are very shy.

However, Greeks and Romans believed the seahorse was an attribute of the sea god Poseidon/Neptune, and the seahorse was considered a symbol of strength and power (source: wikipedia). Europeans and Asians also believed there is a mystical significance to seahorses. Whereas some see the seahorse as a symbol for contentment – happy to be in the here & now. Probably based on their movement which is in no hurry and seems to go with the flow.

They may not be a rare sighting in the underwater world, but they sure always get my attention. Seeing them may also serve as a reminder, that sometimes it’s okay to just go with the flow. Happy to be in the here and now. Then again, who wouldn’t be happy coming across these little adorable creatures under water?

 

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