POSEIDON

Greek Mythology

WHO IS HE?

In Greek religion Poseidon is the god of the sea, rivers, flood, drought, earthquakes and horses. Poseidon was considered responsible for shipwrecks and drownings. He was a sturdy man, with a dark beard and always holding a trident. He was swallowed alive by his father at birth. Zeus and Hades were Poseidon's brothers.
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WHAT DID HE DO?

Poseidon won power of the sea. He was worshiped by other seamen. Poseidon created the first horse. He attempted to create many other animals, some were unsuccessful. Poseidon was responsible for all things that happen in the sea. Poseidon always wanted to one up Zeus, he almost dethroned him. All weather on the sea was controlled by Poseidon's commands.

POSEIDON'S FAMILY

Poseidon married Amphitrite. Together, they had three children; Benthesicymen, Rhodes, and Triton.
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POSEIDON'S WEAPON

Poseidon always carried a trident. It was a three-pronged sphere crafted by the Cyclopes. With the weapon he could shake the earth and shatter any object.
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