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Transcript of Poseidon
If not found at Mount Olympus, the next likely place to find Poseidon is in the depths of the seas. Poseidon was the god of the seas
He had the ability to change shape, as he would often do, and was often depicted as riding a horse drawn chariot while holding a trident.
With just a thrash of his trident, Poseidon would send earthquakes all throughout the lands. In one of his many love affairs, Poseidon conceived a child with the beautiful Gordon, Medusa.
Together, they created the Pegasus in Athena's temple.
Out of rage, Athena turned Medusa into a hideous creature with snakes for hair.
With this, whenever men would look into her eyes, she would turn them to stone. Poseidon was both good and bad. His actions leveled out.
With his three-pronged trident, Poseidon would cause ship wrecks just as easily as he calmed seas. Poseidon's Residency Poseidon:
god of the seas Poseidon was not one to interact with mortals, however, when he did, it did not end well.
Basically the only interaction Poseidon had with a mortal is explained in the Odyssey when Odysseus enraged Poseidon.
Odysseus blinded one of Poseidon's many sons, the one-eyed cyclopes, Polyphemus.
Because of this, Poseidon set back Odysseus's journey by ten years and forever hated him! In order to send a sacrifice to one of the gods, the King of Crete, Minos, asked Poseidon to deliver a bull to him.
Poseidon sent the greatest bull, but the king full of greed kept the bull for himself.
In revenge, Poseidon made the queen fell in love with the bull, and gave birth to the Minotaur. Relationships with other gods/goddesses Although he had many mistresses, the most difficult one was with the goddess Demeter.
Demeter changed herself into a horse to escape from Poseidon.
To show his dominance, Poseidon changed his form into a stallion. Who Worshiped Poseidon? Many sailors worshiped the sea god hoping to have calm seas
The Sailors believed that when you worship the god it would protect them from the harsh waters.
Although it has been said that many worshiped him, no groups have been specified as to being a cult. Poseidon in the Odyssey THE END