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Poseidon, The Greek God of the Sea

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Riley McGowan

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Poseidon, The Greek God of the Sea
Poseidon's Origin
When Cronus was a wee lad, he had kids. One of which was Poseidon. Cronus ate his six children, (except Zeus) who would later brake his siblings out. They all assumed rule over the world including Poseidon.
How was poseidon Honored?
Poseidon is actually honored by some winter solstice celebrations by Greeks. He was honored at the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion (most commonly) looking over the Aegean Sea. It is southeast of Athens. There was also a Greek month named after him called Poseideon which is approximately around December or January.
What were his powers and symbols?
Poseidon's relationships
Poseidon was the brother of Zeus, Hades, Hestia, Hera and Demeter. and the son of Cronus and Rhea. He married Amphitrite (not to be confused with Aphrodite). Poseidon's name actually translates to "husband" in Greek.
By: Riley McGowan and Mason Seltzer
Poseidon's symbol was a trident, a tool that Poseidon would as a weapon. Poseidon's main powers had to do with the sea and catastrophic events, such as earthquakes and floods. He also had the ability to bring back peace. His sacred animals were a dolphin and horse.
How was this god viewed by the Greeks?
He was viewed as a god with very little mercy. If he felt as if he had been forgotten or ignored, he would cause shipwrecks, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Although, when he felt like he was being worshiped, the seas would be calm.
http://www.greekmythology.com/Olympians/Poseidon/poseidon.html

http://gogreece.about.com/cs/athenssights/a/capesounion.htm

http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Poseidon.html
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WHat are modern tellings of your god?
Poseidon is mentioned in the the book and major motion picture, Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief, as Percy Jackson's father. Poseidon also had some appearances in video games, like the God of War series (as the antagonist).
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