Poseidon Essay

Topics: Poseidon, Greek mythology, Zeus Pages: 1 (275 words) Published: April 22, 2014
Poseidon
Poseidon was the child of Cronos and Rhea. His Siblings were Zeus and Hades. •Poseidon was the god of the sea, his brother Zeus was god of the sky, and Hades was the god of the underworld. •When Poseidon, Zeus, and Hades grew up they overthrew the Titans and became the sole rulers of the world. They were considered Olympians. •Poseidon was the second most powerful god, after his brother Zeus. •When Poseidon was angry he caused Earthquakes.

He was often pictured with his trident.
His Roman name was Neptune.
The first king of Athens, Cecrops, had to find a patron deity for the city state of Athens. The two Olympian gods who were interested in the patronage were Poseidon and Athena. They presented themselves to Cecrops and he asked them to offer a gift valuable to Athens. Poseidon hit the ground with his trident and a water wall grew, but found that the water was salty. Athena struck the ground with her spear, opening a crack; she then kneeled down and planted an olive branch which grew to an olive tree. Cecrops was very happy with Athena’s gift and chose her to lay claim of the city of Athens and named the city after her. Poseidon was angry at Cecrops’s choice and so Poseidon cursed the city of Athena to never have enough water from there on.

Poseidon married Amphrite. He wanted to marry Demeter, but in order to do that she wanted Poseidon to create the most beautiful creature the world had ever seen. After several tries Poseidon created a horse. But soon realized his love for Demeter had cooled.
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