Poseidon, Greek God of the Ocean, known for his fearsome power, used his Trident to stir up tidal waves, tsunamis, and sea storms. He was also known as “The Earth Shaker" because when he struck the earth in anger he caused mighty earthquakes and volcanoes. In our original design, the trident is the shape of a squid—a naturally intelligent and flexible creature exhibiting the symbolism of water, fluid, intuitive, and creative.
The squid's ability to change color and disappear into a cloud of black ink, gives this creature a mystique of magic, wonder, and transformation. The mysteries of the untamed sea contribute to the sense of enchantment that surrounds this creature. Squids do not have a spine which accounts for their agility, grace and flexibility. Without much of a solid structure, they're free to “go with the flow.”
A squid as a spiritual totem guide is a reminder to loosen up, let go of old and calcified habits, and to try something new. The squid's ability to disengage a limb when under attack earns it the right to stand as a symbol of “jettisoning excess baggage!” It reminds us that our life's journey moves forward when we continue with only what we truly need.
Design by: Zack Tsahalis & Michael Tsahalis