Greek Mythology and Poseidon

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Poseidon

Poseidon or Posidon (Greek: Ποσειδῶν) is one of the twelve Olympian deities of the pantheon in Greek mythology. His main domain is the ocean, and he is called the "God of the Sea". Additionally, he is referred to as "Earth-Shaker" due to his role in causing earthquakes, and has been called the "tamer of horses". The name of the sea-god Nethuns in Etruscan was adopted in Latin for Neptune in Roman mythology; both were sea gods analogous to Poseidon.Linear B tablets show that Poseidon was venerated at Pylos and Thebes in pre-Olympian Bronze Age Greece as a chief deity, but he was integrated into the Olympian gods as the brother of Zeus and Hades. There is a Homeric hymn to Poseidon, who was the protector of many Hellenic cities, although he lost the contest for Athens to Athena. Blasphemy!

Injustice! 
Disrespect! 
These the disloyal Phaecians have committed against me 
And the laws of Olympus! 
Those sailors of my blessing have pampered Odysseus, 
My sworn enemy! 
Those fools are proof that ignorant men can't be trusted.
I have taken blows from the greatest foes,
But being betrayed by allies is far worse, 
And it makes my blood boil, my temper flare! 
To my kingdom of the sea I have brought you gods, 
To demand consent to unleash my fury on those awful mariners.  It is the only option, for if I do not, I will lose my respect,  Fall from power, and into the ranks of mortal peasants! 
My past of conflict has taught me that men yield only to pain, And ignore reasoning! 
So abandon pity and forgiveness, 
Let me attack that Phaecian cutter with might and fury! 
Or send me to waste away in Hades!
I called this meeting of the gods today 
Because I stand here as the lone soul among us 
Able to clearly see this... haughty, arrogant, vile king of Ithaca for who he really is.  He blinded and mutilated my son! 
My son! 
The son of a god lay crippled, his wound still fresh, and blood still wet.  And the brute dared mock him! 
Yet no...
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