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            We’ve all heard the stories of the
Greek gods/ goddess’ but never got to really know much about them. Poseidon is
one of the main Greek gods, he’s known as the god of the sea. Poseidon’s name
in the roman culture is Neptune. The name means, the god of freshwater and the
sea in Roman religion. His main weapon that he carries is his trident. The
trident is a three pronged spear, there was a time when fisherman used these
spears to catch there fish. Most symbols he’s recognized by are again his
trident, the headband he wears, and his billowing cloak. The strong brave god Poseidon
is the Olympian god of the sea, earthquakes, floods, drought, and horses. His
main power is control of water. His parents are Kronos and Rheia.  Poseidon’s mother gave birth to five other
children Zeus, Hades, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia. Poseidon himself has one
child, Triton with his wife Amphitrite. Amphitrite is the daughter of Doris and
Gaea. All of this information may be found at Theoi.com.

            There’s many myths of the Greek god
such as he seduced many women with his power and one of those women just so
happened to be Medusa. “Poseidon seduced many nymphs and mortal woman often in
the guise of an animal or flowing water. Some of his most famous conquests were
the Gorgon Medusa, Tyro, Amymone, and Aithra mother of the hero Theseus.”
theoi.com”. Poseidon slept with multiple women, Mortal women I should say.
Another interesting thing about Poseidon is “at birth he was swallowed whole by
his father Kronos (Cronus), but Zeus later enlisted the aid of the goddess
Metis who fed the Titan a magical trident for Poseidon, and together with his
brothers Zeus and Haides he defeated the elder gods and imprisoned them in
Tartaros”. (Theoi.com) Today in society Poseidon’s name or character is used as
The God of the Sea, he’s also brought up in the movie Percy Jackson and the Olympian’s:
the lightning thief. Poseidon’s name and character is also brought up in the
Warriors of Poseidon book series. There’s a company named after Poseidon, they
sell divers gadgets and equipment. It is located in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was
founded in 1958 by Dennis Osterlund and Ingvar Elvserom. It was actually the
first in the world to produce a single hose regulator. Poseidon in my eyes is
one of the most important gods he controls the sea which is life to many so
there for he holds the life of many in his hands. He chose to only do good with
and by that, when he could have been like Haides.  

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