Poseidon

Name: Poseidon

Watches over: Sea, Ocean, Waters, Earthquakes, and Horses

Resides in: Mount Olympus, The Sea

Symbol: Trident, Fish, Dolphin, Horse, and Bull

Offspring of: Cronus and Rhea

Consort: Amphitrite

Sibling of:   Hades, Demeter, Hestia, Hera, Zeus

Children: Theseus, Triton, Polyphemus

Brother of Zeus and Hades, god of the waters and earthquakes, and son of Rhea and Cronus. While many myths state that Poseidon shared the fate of his siblings in being eaten by Cronus, there is another story to it. In this myth Poseidon was hidden by his mother, Rhea. She concealed him upon a flock of lambs and pretended to give birth to a colt instead for Cronus to devour. Poseidon was to be chosen as the Patron god of Athens in Greece. However, Athena was chosen instead. In a contest to decide which god would be elected patron, Poseidon struck his trident into the ground and a spring emerged from the ground. That water from the spring was salty and not useful to the Athenians so they chose Athena’s gift. Athena created an olive tree which could be used for oil, wood, and food. Outraged by the decision, Poseidon sent a monstrous flood to the Attic Plain for not choosing him.

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Poseidon

Name: Poseidon

Watches over: Sea, Ocean, Waters, Earthquakes, and Horses

Resides in: Mount Olympus, The Sea

Symbol: Trident, Fish, Dolphin, Horse, and Bull

Offspring of: Cronus and Rhea

Consort: Amphitrite

Sibling of:   Hades, Demeter, Hestia, Hera, Zeus

Children: Theseus, Triton, Polyphemus

Brother of Zeus and Hades, god of the waters and earthquakes, and son of Rhea and Cronus. While many myths state that Poseidon shared the fate of his siblings in being eaten by Cronus, there is another story to it. In this myth Poseidon was hidden by his mother, Rhea. She concealed him upon a flock of lambs and pretended to give birth to a colt instead for Cronus to devour. Poseidon was to be chosen as the Patron god of Athens in Greece. However, Athena was chosen instead. In a contest to decide which god would be elected patron, Poseidon struck his trident into the ground and a spring emerged from the ground. That water from the spring was salty and not useful to the Athenians so they chose Athena’s gift. Athena created an olive tree which could be used for oil, wood, and food. Outraged by the decision, Poseidon sent a monstrous flood to the Attic Plain for not choosing him.

3 years ago
#poseidon #god of the sea #water #myths #greek #mythology #sea #mount olympus #trident #greek mythology