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Poseidon, The God Of The Sea
Transcript of Poseidon, The God Of The Sea
Poseidon, The God of the Sea
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History of Poseidon
Poseidon rode over the surface of the sea in a chariot made of a huge sea-shell, which was pulled by sea-horses with golden hoofs and manes.Poseidon was the brother of Zeus, and just as Zeus ruled over the the sky, Poseidon ruled over the rivers and the seas. He was always represented as carrying a trident, in other words, a fish-spear with three points. When he hit the sea with his trident big storms would occur. Then, with a word he could quiet the waves, and make the surface of the water as smooth as a pond.
Poseidon's brothers are Zeus and Hades. Hades is the god of the underworld. Zeus is the Supreme god. Poseidon also had three sisters, Hera, Hestia and Demeter. He was married to Amphirtrite. They had a son, most known as the merman from the Disney movie (The Little Mermaid), named Triton. Poseidon's father is Cronus, the titan lord.
Poseidon was the Greek god responsible for natural and supernatural events, most often the ones related to water. He was the savior of ships. He possessed a trident which was so powerful that it could shake the earth. Poseidon was also able to drown lands, shatter rocks and bring back peace.
Poseidon's symbol was the trident, and his sacred animals were the dolphin and the horse.
Fun Facts About Poseidon
Poseidon fell in love with a lot of gods and mortals. One of them was Demeter, she said she needed something to impress her. After many tries Poseidon created a horse, the first horse. However, by this time, his love for Demeter had vanished.
All the gods had two forms: Greek and Roman. Poseidon's Roman name was Neptune. Poseidon was the father of the hero Theseus who became the king of Athens. Poseidon once cursed the wife of king Minos. She was forced to fall in love with a bull, thus giving birth to the Minotaur (half man, half bull). Poseidon also could give his shape shifting ability to any of his descendants.
These Are Poseidon's brothers, also known as "the big three"
Poseidon strikes the ocean
This is the immortal family tree
A statue of Poseidon
Poseidon owned two palaces, one was up on Mount Olympus. The other was located down in the seas, and was bejeweled with gold and precious gems. Usually Poseidon preferred to stay with his wife Amphirtrite beneath the ocean.