Poseidon

(Neptune) God of the sea, earthquakes and horses.

Poseidon's Strengths


  • He Is a creative god, designing all the seas creatures
  • He can create the waves
  • He can control the ocean conditions
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Poseidon's Weakness's

  • He was very warlike but not like Ares
  • He was Very Moody
  • He was also unpredictable

Character Traits

  • Very Moody
  • Full of Anger and Wrath
  • Cruel

Symbols Associated With Poseidon

Bull - In ancient Greece, bulls were sacrificed to Poseidon (as well as the other gods). One legendary example is the bull of Minos. In case my teasing reference to that story isn't ringing any bells just yet, here is another hint the Minotaur


Fish - As the god of the sea. it stands to reason that fish and other aquatic creatures would be associated with Poseidon


Horses - Poseidon was considered to be a god of horses. The title Hippios ("Lord of Horses") reflects this role, and there are several myths in which the god appeared in the guise of a horse.


Trident - This distinctive type of three pronged spear was used by tuna fishermen, so it's no suprise to see the god of the sea wielding this weapon as well

"Mythology – Symbols of Poseidon." Mythography RSS. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.


Relationships


  • Siblings: Hades, and Zeus, Demeter, Hera, and Hestia.
  • Wife: Amphitrite
  • Parents: Cronus, Rhea
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Interesting facts

1. He was considered one of the most greedy, and bad-tempered of the Gods

2.It was said that he had a palace at he bottom of the ocean made of gems and coral

3.Poseidon assisted the Greeks in the Trojan war, but left the battle after Zeus told him too.

Works Cited

  • "The Olympian Gods."Olympian Gods, Twelve Olympians. Web. 27 Jan. 2016.

  • "Poseidon." The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology. Don Nardo. Ed. Barbette Spaeth. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2002. 112-114. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 27 Jan. 2016.

  • "Mythology – Symbols of Poseidon." Mythography RSS. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.

  • "Relationships." Poseidon- God of the Seas. Web. 28 Jan. 2016

  • "Poseidon • Facts and Information on Greek God Poseidon." Greek Gods & Goddesses. Web. 29 Jan. 2016.