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Poseidon- God of the Sea

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Rachel O'Reilly

on 28 January 2013

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Poseidon
Rachel O'Reilly
Monquette Staton
Zoe Bethea Physical Attributes; Personality Traits; Relationship to Other Mythological Characters
Poseidon's physical attributes represented who he was and what he stood for. He had sea-green eyes that changed to storm grey when he was angry. His hair and beard were a wavy brown streaked with grey. The characteristic Poseidon was most known for was his crown and his trident, his symbol of power.
Poseidon's personality traits clearly defined who he was as a god and even as a human. Poseidon was known for his anger and wrath, and the violence that usually accompanied it. He could sometimes be quite nice, however he was also greedy, moody and cruel, especially in situations that did not please him.
Poseidon is the son of Kronos, god of time, and Rhea, both Titans. He is the brother of Zeus, Hades, Hestia, Demeter, and Hera. His wife's name is Amphitriie. Poseidon had many affairs, and from those affairs he had numerous children, such as Perseus. Poseidon in our World The Primary Conflict of The Contest of Poseidon and Athena The primary conflict in the story was the contest between Poseidon and Athena.
"There once came a time in Ancient Greece when the first king of Athens, Cecrops, who was half person and half snake, had to find a patron deity for the city state of Athens." A Myth: The Contest of Poseidon and Athena The first king of Ancient Greece in Athens was Cecrops, who was half person and half snake. There came a time when Cecrops had to find a patron deity for the city state of Athens. The two Olympian Gods interested were Poseidon, god of the seas, and Athena, goddess of wisdom and skill. When they presented themselves in front of Cecrops he asked them to offer a gift valuable enough for Athens. Poseidon went first and struck the earth with his trident. He created a well from where water shot forth, but it was salty and not useful. Athena went second and struck her spear into the ground, kneeled, and planted an olive branch. She created an olive tree as a symbol of peace and prosperity on earth. Cecrops, impressed with Athena's gift, chose her to lay claim to the city of Athens. God Poseidon grew furious with Cecrops's decision and cursed the city of Athens to never have enough water. It is said that the major problem of water shortage started in Athens. The Character and the Theme Poseidon in the story 'The Contest of Poseidon and Athena,' is directly portrayed when the story describes what he does to try to win Cecrops's contest.
"Poseidon came first: he struck the earth powerfully and created a well with his trident. Immediately, streaming water shot forth, but the water turned out to be salty and not very useful for the population."
Poseidon is mentioned indirectly when the story mentions who he is.
"The two Olympian Gods who were particularly interested in the patronage were Poseidon, God of the seas and Athena, goddess of wisdom and skill."
The Theme: The anger of Poseidon cursed the city of Athens with out water for forever more and therefore created the water shortages around the world from then on.
"God Poseidon, however, was not pleased with the decision of Cecrops and cursed the city of Athens to never have enough water from then on." Poseidon Poseidon Painting by Ellen Henneke 2 Examples of Poseidon in our World:
1. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (the movie)- Poseidon is Percy's father, the main character.
2. Poseidon (the movie)- about a sinking ship called the Poseidon Athena went next and struck her spear into the ground, kneeled and planted and olive branch. She created an olive tree as a symbol of peace and prosperity on earth. Cecrops, impressed with her gift, chose Athena to lay claim to the city of Athens and the city was named after her. There came a time when Cecrops had to find a patron deity for the city state of Athens. The two Olympian Gods interested were Poseidon, God of the seas, and Athena, Goddess of wisdom and skill. Cecrops was the first king of Athens in Ancient Greece, who was half person and half snake. By: Rachel O’Reilly, Monquette Staton, and Zoe Bethea
“The Contest of Poseidon and Athena” The Contest of Poseidon and Athena God Poseidon grew furious with Cecrops decision and cursed the city of Athens to never have enough water. Today it is said that a major problem of water shortage started in Athens. Cecrops asked them to offer a gift valuable enough for the city of Athens. Poseidon went first and struck the earth with his trident and created a well. Water shot forth from the well, but it was salty and not useful.
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