We’ve all heard the stories of theGreek gods/ goddess’ but never got to really know much about them. Poseidon isone of the main Greek gods, he’s known as the god of the sea. Poseidon’s namein the roman culture is Neptune.
The name means, the god of freshwater and thesea in Roman religion. His main weapon that he carries is his trident. Thetrident is a three pronged spear, there was a time when fisherman used thesespears to catch there fish. Most symbols he’s recognized by are again histrident, the headband he wears, and his billowing cloak. The strong brave god Poseidonis the Olympian god of the sea, earthquakes, floods, drought, and horses. Hismain power is control of water. His parents are Kronos and Rheia. Poseidon’s mother gave birth to five otherchildren Zeus, Hades, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia.
Poseidon himself has onechild, Triton with his wife Amphitrite. Amphitrite is the daughter of Doris andGaea. All of this information may be found at Theoi. com.
There’s many myths of the Greek godsuch as he seduced many women with his power and one of those women just sohappened to be Medusa. “ Poseidon seduced many nymphs and mortal woman often inthe guise of an animal or flowing water. Some of his most famous conquests werethe Gorgon Medusa, Tyro, Amymone, and Aithra mother of the hero Theseus.” theoi. com”. Poseidon slept with multiple women, Mortal women I should say.
Another interesting thing about Poseidon is “ at birth he was swallowed whole byhis father Kronos (Cronus), but Zeus later enlisted the aid of the goddessMetis who fed the Titan a magical trident for Poseidon, and together with hisbrothers Zeus and Haides he defeated the elder gods and imprisoned them inTartaros”. (Theoi. com) Today in society Poseidon’s name or character is used asThe God of the Sea, he’s also brought up in the movie Percy Jackson and the Olympian’s: the lightning thief. Poseidon’s name and character is also brought up in theWarriors of Poseidon book series. There’s a company named after Poseidon, theysell divers gadgets and equipment. It is located in Gothenburg, Sweden. It wasfounded in 1958 by Dennis Osterlund and Ingvar Elvserom. It was actually thefirst in the world to produce a single hose regulator.
Poseidon in my eyes isone of the most important gods he controls the sea which is life to many sothere for he holds the life of many in his hands. He chose to only do good withand by that, when he could have been like Haides.