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Poseidon, the God of the Sea

Poseidon was the Greek God of the seas, the horses and the earthquakes.

Family of Poseidon

Parents: Poseidon was a child of Titans Cronus and Rhea.
Siblings: Poseidon had five siblings. Two brothers (Zeus and Hades) and three sisters (Hestia, Hera and Demeter).
Wife: the sea-goddess Amphitrite. According to one tradition, however, Poseidon was married more than once.
Famous Children: the merman Triton , the Nymphs Rhode and Benthesicyme and the twin giants Otus and Ephialtes.

The Personality of Poseidon and his Way of Life

Poseidon was considered the ill-tempered, capricious and greedy god among the Olympians. Once offended, he took revenge, as in the case of Odysseus, who had brutally blinded his son, the Cyclops Polyphemus [1]. Poseidon loved to cross the oceans and seas in his golden chariot surrounded by dolphins.

The Powers of Poseidon

Poseidon was the Greek god responsible for natural and supernatural events, especially those related to the sea world, and he was the savior of ships. He possessed a trident so powerful that it could shake the earth. Poseidon was able to cause storms and earthquakes, drown lands, shatter rocks, and had the ability to finally bring peace again.

The Palace of Poseidon

Poseidon had two palaces, one was located on top of Mount Olympus and the other was located in the depths of the seas and was adorned with gold and precious gems. Normally Poseidon preferred to stay under the sea with his wife Amphitrite.

Appearance of Poseidon

Poseidon was imposing and strong with long, blue hair. [2]

Symbols of Poseidon

The symbol of Poseidon was the trident and his sacred animals were the dolphin and the horse. According to one tradition, he was the one who breathed life into the first horse on earth.

Roman name: Neptune

Myths about Poseidon

Poseidon, Agaeus and the Fatal Curse

A myth dedicated to the people who are quick to jump to conclusions

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