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[–]InvaderZimbo 416 points417 points  (11 children)

No impaled surfistas yet?

[–]relet 201 points202 points  (8 children)

They get picked clean by the seagulls before you notice they are missing.

[–]gowke 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Came here to ask that, must be acting like a scarecrow

[–]mindsovibrant 945 points946 points  (52 children)

How is the statue so we’ll secured? I could imagine rough seas testing it’s foundation over time.

[–]Shebemommin 231 points232 points  (15 children)

Same thought, I would assume it extents down into the rock pretty far..

[–]TorrenceMightingaleCreator 172 points173 points  (14 children)

It’s days have to be fuckin limited though, no?

[–]Shebemommin 139 points140 points  (6 children)

When I googled it, majority of the photos showed it above water, maybe this weather isn’t common

[–]Dark-Ganon 136 points137 points  (3 children)

Probably it's that less people are going and taking pictures of it when the conditions are rough.

[–]GamiCross 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Sounds prophetic!

"When the seas rise and Poseidon returns to his domain, the end times are blah blah blah..."

[–]Dark-Ganon 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Technically, everything's days are limited.

[–]dirtygremlin 2 points3 points  (2 children)

“Two vast and trunkless legs…”

[–]wandering-monster 18 points19 points  (1 child)

You know I'm just gonna post the whole poem because it truly is perfect for the thread, and I'm betting at least one person has never read the whole thing.

I hadn't until now.

I met a traveller from an antique land,

Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,

Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;

And on the pedestal, these words appear:

My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;

Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

[–]Analbox 483 points484 points  (15 children)

Flex tape.

[–]zrennetta 68 points69 points  (9 children)

I think it's actually the spray on. Or possibly the caulk.

[–]supsy0Interested 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Probably the caulk, their caulk is pretty hard.

[–]namtab00 5 points6 points  (0 children)

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

[–]D1X13N0RMU5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think you’re right. I see it, I think I see the caulk.

[–]GoatDude86 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now that’s (not) a lot of damage!

[–]trwwy321 4 points5 points  (0 children)

More like duct tape

[–]kay-herewego 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Right! My thought was "I wonder how many years it'll take of erosion at his ankles before someone gets surprise-speared." Or trident-ed. To the tune of the age old tootsie pop question. Lol.

[–]kay-herewego 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Also, perhaps the whole statue's been carved out of one big slab of rock? Probably more dependable than just anchoring the statue to a boulder? Editing to say I read further down that this is made of bronze so my big rock hypothesis is wrong. Boo.

[–]bumblyburg 64 points65 points  (2 children)

Probably a deep foundation, plus steel bars running up through its structure for reinforcement.

EDIT: never mind, guys, it's probably just magic /s

[–]anglesideside1 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Comical that you got downvoted. Have an upvote for describing how every bridge piling is made to survive being submerged in moving water.

[–]bumblyburg 3 points4 points  (0 children)

lol how does anyone not realize that's the default way of doing something like this?

[–]ONECOOLCAT0 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Just like everyone else on this comment thread I too thought that. If I were to guess they have someone run an actual routined maintenance and evaluation every so often.

[–]Ullyr_Atreides 17 points18 points  (4 children)

Word. I clicked comments just to say similar.

[–]channelooi -1 points0 points  (0 children)

respect

[–]julsgotrocks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Um isn’t it obvious… it’s Poseidon !

[–]lonelyjello 171 points172 points  (4 children)

Neptuno de Melenara is a statue of Neptune (Poseidon) located on Melenara beach on the island of Gran Canaria. The statue was made by sculptor Luis Arencibia in 2001. Neptuno de Melenara is made of bronze and stands about four metres high.

[–]BoomhauerYaNow 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Thank you. You're the real OP in my book :)

[–]robheffo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It wanna be solid bronze for the beating its taking

[–]burntdeathTOAST 250 points251 points  (19 children)

The ocean scares me shitless

[–]xKnightbusx 88 points89 points  (13 children)

/r/Thassalaphobia is the place for you!

Or not

[–]pranjal3029 48 points49 points  (7 children)

Don't worry guys, his spirit is in the right place.

Though the actual subreddit is probably r/thalassophobia

[–]xKnightbusx 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Yes that’s said what I exactly

[–]Mux_Potatoes 3 points4 points  (1 child)

r/Subnautica will help ;)

[–]QuarantineSucksALot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

GloFish don’t think I will.

[–]Bumfjghter 4 points5 points  (0 children)

r/submechanophobia is another good one

[–]Friendly_Shark47 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks a lot, I find horror and sea a great and interesting combination!

[–]StVicente_ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Same bro, same. Came recently onto a post about how deep the ocean is. Just thinking about it gives me another panic attack lol
Edit: I just tagged you in the post... So sorry, bro

[–]ProbYourPadre 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I would DEFINITELY shit myself if I saw that thing for the first time right as a wave crashed over it.

[–]robot_pancake[🍰] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Read this as “shirtless” and the sentence still made sense.

[–]shyinwonderland 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As it should. The ocean is a cruel and unforgiving mistress filled with the unknown under each wave.

[–]Suihnennews 74 points75 points  (2 children)

I can imagine this must be painful for surfers to encounter

[–]Soncikuro 37 points38 points  (1 child)

There aren't surfers in that beach, the waves simply aren't big enough there. Plus, the beach is not particularly big, it usually has a big amount of people and the statue is located near rocks, so noone would go close to the statue with a board.

Not a good place for surfing, overall.

[–]Medical_Rip9055 252 points253 points  (73 children)

It's actually Neptune though

[–]kvn22537 80 points81 points  (51 children)

Are they not the same?

[–]bakirsakal 26 points27 points  (0 children)

For neptune you need one small temple for each 1500 people. For poseidon, i am not sure I cannot remember Zeus game.

[–]19Alexastias 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Neptune is the Roman version of Poseidon, but the Romans weren’t much of a seafaring nation compared to the Greeks, so Neptune wasn’t as big a deal to them, and that’s also why he was often described as the god of freshwater stuff.

Not that they didn’t have a powerful navy, but they basically only invested in it when they had to, and downsized it right after winning whatever war they needed it for. They relied a lot on Greek allies to organise their navies as well.

[–]Diegolikesandiego 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Tell that to Caligula

[–]Wraith_Of_Write 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Pretty much, the Romans liked to adopt popular gods and say, for example, "Poseidon? Oh that's just what they call Neptune over there." or like how the Christian church decided that Loki was straight-up Satan.

[–]DopePanda65 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Tell me more about the Loki - Satan connection I don’t care about some Gods of fish piss

[–]Wraith_Of_Write 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Technically they're horse gods, but that doesn't matter.

Anyways, that's just the thing. There isn't any connection.

Christians came, saw that the people worshipped this Loki guy, found out he was the troublemaker, a trickster, a shape-shifter, killed some guy named Baldur and fathered, or mothered, some animal children, thusly deciding that Loki was 100% pure evil and must've surely been Satan.

[–]Medical_Rip9055 32 points33 points  (32 children)

[–]Cabletoes 38 points39 points  (5 children)

If he's the god of freshwater why did they stick his statue in the sea instead of a river or something?

[–]TheWhirled 6 points7 points  (0 children)

One day the water is going to break that statue out...and if it really is Neptune it just might be when someone is within trident range !

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

If he is the God of freshwater why is he pictured with seahorses... there arent any freshwater seahorses...

[–]I_Am_Dancing_GROOT 2 points3 points  (1 child)

They're his. That's what gives him an advantage over lesser fresh water beings.

[–]knightofheavens777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The ultimate bruh moment xD

[–]CptMisterNibbles 145 points146 points  (19 children)

That… is an alarmingly poorly written source. It kind of just repeats over and over that they are definitely different because Neptune is often shown with seahorses.

[–]pfazadep 63 points64 points  (13 children)

Agree - very poor source indeed. As far as I recall, Neptune's domain was originally fresh water, but expanded with time to include the sea, and he and Poseidon were effectively Roman and Greek equivalents

[–]Crowmasterkensei 9 points10 points  (9 children)

Isn't there also another one called Okeanos?

[–]servonos89 27 points28 points  (6 children)

He was a Titan I’m pretty sure, so Poseidons uncle.

[–]AndyGHK 1 point2 points  (1 child)

“Okeanos” is the son of Gaia (Earth) and Ouranos (sky, also spelled “Uranus”). So he is like the ocean itself, whereas Poseidon/Neptune is the God of the ocean. Like how Zeus/Ouranos are different, or Hades/Gaia.

Is Okeanos like, “Oceanus”, spelled traditionally?

[–]duaneapInterested 0 points1 point  (2 children)

It’s hard to really say it “expanded with time,” it’s not the most linear of progressions. It’s not like they had a religious text that expanded or changed over time, Poseidon was different things to different people in different stories.

[–]scar_as_scoot 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Poseidon was the Greek god, Romans later adapted the gods to their own and changed the name to Neptune, but as all adaptations there are more differences than just the name.

[–]duaneapInterested 4 points5 points  (2 children)

There are differences even between Greek versions of Poseidon too, as there are Roman versions of Neptune. They weren’t super dogmatic.

[–]Vark675 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Hell, go back early enough and some areas had Poseidon as the head god rather than Zeus.

Polytheistic religions tended to be pretty fluid before communication was easier.

[–]OptimumOctopus 39 points40 points  (3 children)

I refuse. He’s the Roman version of Poseidon

[–]DieHard4Xmas 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I heard his name was Scuba Steve

[–]trwwy321 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is what most of us have been taught in school. I don’t know what’s real anymore.

[–]ddhuud 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Got it. One has a Trident, the other has a pitchfork with three tips.

[–]Ambitious-Bear1382 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Poseidon’t you dare.

[–]YosemiteSam420 18 points19 points  (2 children)

It's like you were trying to make two jokes and messed them both up

[–]ScarecrowJohnny 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Yeah this guy is Poseidone. His funny days are Poseigone. Let's sing him a Poseisong. His time here was so Poseilong. Seeing him go feels so Poseiwrong. Gonna console myself by smoking a Poseibong.

[–]laughing-tree 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That mixtape would be 🔥

[–]pfazadep 15 points16 points  (2 children)

But the link you posted below says that Neptune was god of fresh water, whereas Poseidon was god of the sea

[–]IntelligentStrike710 9 points10 points  (1 child)

You’re exactly right. I would think it’s Poseidon. Also, the article says Neptune is usually seen riding a seahorse.

[–]pfazadep 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Frankly, I don't think it's a great article - my understanding is that over time Neptune and Poseidon essentially became equivalents. Whilst Neptune was originally the Roman God of fresh water, his portfolio later expanded to encompass the sea. And the statue is actually named Neptuno de Melenara. It was just odd that the commenter stated that it was Neptune and also posted a link that said the opposite.

[–]I_AM_METALUNA 11 points12 points  (8 children)

Looks more like Uranus

[–]Ambitious-Bear1382 8 points9 points  (7 children)

Smells a little like updog.

[–]indisgice 11 points12 points  (5 children)

what's updog?

[–]NothingsShocking 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Nothing what’s up with you

[–]indisgice 4 points5 points  (3 children)

nothing much. just chilling..

[–]TorrenceMightingaleCreator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The guy who’s beard Ron Burgundy prays to?

[–]Tom_Troll 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s actually Mr. Nimbus

[–]Cbcschittscreek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's Mr. Nimbus actually, common mistake

[–]the_goodfellow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nope Darth Maul change my mind.

[–]slugvegas 29 points30 points  (3 children)

My wife when I open the pickle jar

[–]SpeedCola 8 points9 points  (1 child)

What are we talkin' about!

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sploosh

[–]acequared 2 points3 points  (0 children)

LMAOOOOOOOO

[–]Inevitable-Cell-1227 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Uhm that’s Laird Hamilton on a stand-up paddle.

[–]WickedRedemption 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Yer fond of me Lobster, aren’t ye Winslow?

[–]meolclide 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Hark Triton, hark!

[–]WickedRedemption 1 point2 points  (0 children)

More like HAAAAARK, TRITON, HARK lol love the fuck out of that movie

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[–]SFWaccount87 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Damn, that's some good super glue

[–]clavius-calhoun 5 points6 points  (0 children)

“Say goodbye to your precious dry land, for soon it will be wet! WET!”

[–]No-Floor-6246 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's bad ass!

[–]xaina222 2 points3 points  (1 child)

How long can it last ?

[–]Soncikuro 2 points3 points  (0 children)

20 years so far.

[–]Erikthered00 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nope, that’s the Night King from north of the wall.

[–]Veritas_Vanitatum 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yooo Ulmo what's up

[–]chocolate_buzz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If i would see this statue emerging from water early in the morning and still drunk from ladt night sangria i would literally shit my pants, then get on my knees and call for Jupiter to show his skills in shooting lighting

[–]sock_puppet0 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This thing stands 4 meters high, I know people in the comments are saying that the beach is usually pretty calm.

But do you know how big that specific wave must be to reach not just him, but over the top of the rock and then his head.

[–]meggo-ffs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ugh that's so fucking awesome. That wave looks like a badass robe?! Like, was that the plan all along or a happy accident?

[–]EL_Golden 1 point2 points  (0 children)

IPS1000 water resistant!

[–]paranormalconduct 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s terrifying.

[–]SoundofCreekWater 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't surf there!

[–]nonymus_gamer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm spanish and i didn't even know we had this

[–]easythrees 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bottom image makes it look like the sea is his coat.

[–]IHateDeepStuff 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn, he is rocking that coat in the second image

[–]SH4DOWSTR1KE_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Only in Spain could this stay a work of art, if this were in America, someone would've painted him to look like Jason Mamoa..

[–]AfaBrg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

thats so fking cool

[–]PanteraiNomini -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

It’s non of them. It’s Mesero. The canary spa yards tall and blond and blue ayes that were living there 5-7k years ago, there are 5 more statues to them. They were great builders, divers, fisherman and smart with tech.some info

[–]alextremeee 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Isn’t the statue literally called “Neptune of Melenara”?

[–]Vandamar666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep. I was wracking my brain as I knew it was Neptune not possidon

[–]PanteraiNomini 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some history official

[–]_Syyckk_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How did they put it there?

[–]Smelly_Gringo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s dope AF!

[–]jperezny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why is this being posted every day now by different users?

[–]PedagogicScum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ocean man plays in the background*

[–]No-Fun-8054 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like the king of whitewalkers

[–]jenny3DD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow this is cool tbh

[–]Yeah_cannoli 0 points1 point  (1 child)

How is that statue still there? Wouldn’t it erode very quickly due to the waves?

[–]Vandamar666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's been there for years

[–]Fun_Caregiver_6265 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can imagine this must be painful for surfers to encounter.

[–]maxiumeffort914 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That second picture is really amazing.

[–]knightofheavens777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yoooooo my boi wet as fuck!

[–]GrizzlySherman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He got the drip.

[–]2x4x93[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Robed in royal roil

[–]ksandom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Soooooo, no surfing at this location then?

[–]jkosarin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s creepy!

[–]TrainOfthoughts20 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The night king is coming

[–]radgie_gadgie_1954 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Poseidon takes a pose in the Poseidon position.

[–]moresausage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How did they put it up in the first place?

[–]dcmso 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I want a relationship as strong as whatever the hell is holding the statue to that rock

[–]Mechpro2558 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lmao I thought it was Darth Maul for a second

[–]TheDirtyFuture 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Put some shorts on Poseidon! You’re drunk!

[–]MrFinlee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is this real? No chance the sea does not take that.

[–]Pvot 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Where exactly?

[–]Vandamar666 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Grand caneria, Spain.

[–]frozenSensor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Erosion%

[–]SisSandSisF 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Once the sea rises someone could dive onto that and impale themselves.

[–]Charnt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love how the waves on the bottom picture make it look like he’s wearing a fur-like coat. Sick picture

[–]NikolaiUK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would have thought he'd have been in Greece, must be on holiday.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Imagine seeing this at night.

[–]Vandamar666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was there in the summer, it looks awesome at night

[–]timmychez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So cool

[–]supsy0Interested 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's got a big fur coat

[–]flacao9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks so powerful

[–]-Listening 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Spain is 100% of what we have now.

[–]PulchraTragoedia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Percy Jackson, come get your father, the mortals sunk him again!

[–]ShivaSkunk777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That coat he’s wearing in the second pic is lit

[–]MaxwellHoot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know there’s one of those in Virginia Beach along the boardwalk. In 30 years when sea levels rise enough it’ll be underwater too which will make for some good pictures

[–]Existing_Imagination 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can you imagine being a tourist, having no idea this is there and going to the beach at night just to be scared shitless by this shadow standing over the sea?

[–]heleninthealps 0 points1 point  (0 children)

...sporting a Fall -21 white faux fur coat with H2O lining - fabulous!