Poseidon

By James And Ethan

Poseidon

Poseidon was the lord of the sea and was a moody and violent God. he was called the earth shaker, for when he struck the ground with his Trident, the earth trembled and split open.


The Romans' name for Poseidon was Neptune.

Poseidon was father of the hero Theseus, although the mortal Aegeus also claimed this distinction. Theseus was happy to have two fathers, enjoying the lineage of each when it suited him. Theseus became king of Athens by virtue of being Aegeus's son, but availed himself of Poseidon's parentage in facing a challenge handed him by King Minos of Crete.

This monarch threw his signet ring into the depths of the sea and dared Theseus to retrieve it. The hero dove beneath the waves and not only found the ring but was given a crown by Poseidon's wife, Amphitrite. Poseidon has two powerful brothers, zeus (Jupiter) is the god of all gods. His other brother Hades (pluto) is the god of the underworld