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Poseidon Presentation

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Poseidon's Powers King Cecrops of Athens called upon the Greek gods for a patron god for Athens ("Athena and Poseidon's Contest for Athens." par. 4)
Athena and Poseidon responded and the competition ensued
Poseidon lost to the young Athena ("Athena and Poseidon's Contest for Athens" par. 46)
This myth relates to the Odyssey because it shows that the Ancient Greeks valued intellect over power
This myth helped the Greeks explain why Athens had trouble getting enough water The Contest for Athens Was very greedy
Always trying to expand underwater kingdom
Had a lot of affairs
Was cruel and violent
Very temperamental
Eccentric (BIG, blows things out of proportion) The Personality of Poseidon and His Way of Life Spear with 3 points
The cyclopes made the trident for him before Gods vs. Titan war (Vogelsang par. 2)
With water, it can make tidal waves, storms, and floods
With land it could cause earthquakes and could make volcanoes erupt
The angrier he was, the worse the storm or earthquake Poseidon’s Trident Poseidon was mad with Odysseus because he blinded his cyclops son, Polyphemus (Clash of the Gods).
Poseidon used his power to make Odysseus’s journey as long and as miserable as possible (Clash of the Gods).
He destroyed the raft that Odysseus was using to escape from Calpso’s island (Clash of the Gods).
He turned the ship that carried Odysseus to Ithaca to stone (Clash of the Gods). Poseidon’s Role in the Odyssey all power of the sea and everything in it, but not rivers
also can make storms and earthquakes with trident
has the power to create life
one of the most powerful gods besides Zeus Roman Comparison to Poseidon Symbols of the Greek God Poseidon Poseidon is often associated with horses (equine)
Story about Demeter and the creation of horses ("Poseidon" par.2)
The Greeks valued horses because they provided transportation
Most beautiful animals in their polytheistic religion are attributed to Poseidon (Poseidon par.2) Poseidon and Horses Genealogy Poseidon was one of the children swallowed by Cronus ("Poseidon" par.4)
Poseidon fought on the side of the gods in this war ("Poseidon" par.4)
After Cronus was defeated by his six children, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades divided the world, Poseidon receiving the sea, but not rivers ("Poseidon" par. 4)
Poseidon even once tried to overthrow Zeus with Hera and Athena, but ultimately failed and was made a slave in Troy for a year ("Poseidon" par. 5)
During this time, Poseidon helped create Troy's gigantic city walls ("Poseidon" par.5) Poseidon's Role in the Creation Myth Cyclops' Relation to Poseidon Poseidon's Appearance in Greek Art Thanks for Watching! http://blogs.triplealearning.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Neptune.jpg http://wachovsky.com/final/bosses/poseidon.shtml http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poseidon http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120217232017/villains/images/7/7e/Poseidon_Hippocampi_Boss_battle.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Akropolis_by_Leo_von_Klenze.jpg http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/02100/Neptune.JPG Greek God Poseidon's Symbols:
Trident
Horse
White Pine Tree
Earthquakes
Bull
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Oceans
Springs (underground water)
Dolphin
Sea Monsters
Tidal Waves Poseidon is commonly depicted to be a bearded male with his key weapon, known as a trident ("Poseidon" par.22).
He is also usually portrayed to be riding in his gold chariot which is led by hippocampus- half horse and half serpents with fish tails ("Poseidon" par.22).
He is also portrayed to be strong and very serious, to compliment his personality ("Poseidon" par.22). Poseidon is the son of Cronus and rhea as one of the 5 children eaten then freed by their brother Zeus
3rd generation Greek god
Lots of conflict with siblings and older generations http://www.theoi.com/image/Z2.11Poseidon.jpg The Roman god of the sea was named Neptune
Neptune also created horses in Roman mythology ("Neptune").
Jupiter which is Zeus in Roman mythology is Neptune's brother just like Zeus is Poseidon's brother ("Neptune"). http://markandrewholmes.com/poseidon.html http://www.cite-sciences.fr/english/ala_cite/expositions/eau_pour_tous/eau_mythologie_religion.php?rub=eau_inspiration&ss_rub=00
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