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Poseidon- God of The Sea

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Grant Sherwin

on 27 February 2013

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Transcript of Poseidon- God of The Sea

Also known as the Earth-Shaker Poseidon God of? Poseidon was the god of the sea, horses, earthquakes. Origins? Poseidon was the son of Rhea and Cronus. According to many myths, Poseidon was swallowed at birth by Cronus. Many of his siblings were eaten by Cronus, but he and Zeus were saved by Rhea. She saved them by concealing them in a flock of lambs. After this, Poseidon was raised on Rhodes (an island near present-day Turkey) by Telchines (one of the first inhabitants of Rhodes). Family? Symbols that represent him are tridents, dolphins, fish, horses, and bulls. Myths? In the Greek myth "The Odyssey" Poseidon has a strong dislike for the hero, Ulysses after Ulysses blinds his son Polythemus. After Polythemus is blinded, Poseidon sabotages Aeolus's plan to help get Ulysses home. After this, Poseidon gives them bad luck through the entire voyage until Athena drugs his drink right when Ulysses is about to get home. Poseidon is famous for controlling the sea. Conclusion In conclusion Poseidon was the god of the sea. He was a savior to some and a menace to others. Poseidon seemed to be very protective of his family, which in some cases is a good thing, but not in Ulysses. Overall, Poseidon was a major god on Mount Olympus and an important factor in Ancient Greek culture and civilization. The End!
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