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Poseidon is the god of the sea according to Greek mythology. Poseidon holds a very important place in Greek mythology and he is as important as Zeus. He is the brother of Zeus and Hades. Poseidon is the son of Cronus, the god of time, and Rhea, the god mother.
Cronus swallowed all his children at birth as there was a prophecy that Cronus would be slayed by his son. Poseidon was one of the kids swallowed. However, Rhea somehow managed to save Zeus from being swallowed by Cronus at birth. She hid him away on an island where he grew up. In connivance with his mother, Zeus gave Cronus a potion which made him regurgitate all the offsprings he had swallowed. After that Poseidon helped his brother Zeus along with Hades to drive out the Titans from the universe. After returning victoriously, all the three brothers shared the universe among themselves, and Poseidon became the lord of the sea.
Poseidon stayed under waters along with his wife Amphitricha. His entire palace was supposedly made of pearls and gems. Some of the symbols of Poseidon are tridents and dolphins. Legend has it that if Poseidon was angry with someone, he would strike his trident to the ground and it would cause earthquakes and sink ships. He was also known to be the caretaker of the Oracle.
Poseidon and Athena were in competition to win over the favor of the mortals. For this, Poseidon made horses, while Athena made olives, which more popular than the horses. So, the city was named Athens after Athena, but even then Poseidon was thanked for the creation of the horse. He is also associated with earthquakes and volcanoes. Poseidon is the father of Arion, who was part horse and part unicorn.
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Poseidon is the Greek mythological god of the sea. He was the son of Cronus, the god of time, and Rhea, the mother god. They were the Titans of the world. Cronus swallowed all his children as soon as they were born. Poseidon along with all other siblings was also swallowed by Cronus. However, Zeus was the only god to escape Cronus' wrath because of his mother's cleverness.
Zeus was very cunning. So he gave his father a potion to drink and that would make him vomit all his siblings. When Cronus vomited all his children, Zeus got together with them and plotted against his parents. Zeus, Poseidon and Hades drove the Titans along with the help of their sisters out of the universe. When they returned victorious, they divided the powers among themselves. Zeus became the god of heavens and the king of the gods. Hades became the god of the Underworld, and Poseidon became the god of the sea.
It was believed that Poseidon lived in the deep ocean in a beautiful palace made of gems and stones. He lived with his wife there. His wife was a sea nymph called Amphitrite. However, he had several affairs with women and had several children from them.
Poseidon is equated to the Roman god of Neptune in mythological stories. He was also the most supreme gods who lived on Mount Olympus, the abode of the gods. Poseidon, Zeus and Hades were responsible for the creation of the world. Poseidon created rivers and fresh water and also gave the world several animals of use. However, he had a short temper and he often went to war when he was angry.
the ocean & the god who rules it!