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Poseidon. By Kaitlin Barton. Roman Name:. Neptune. Home. Spends most of his time in his domain (the water covered parts of the world) Palace Located in the depth of the sea Aegae in Euboea. Main Symbols. Rules over. The watery parts of the world (the ocean, lakes, rivers, etc.)

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Poseidon

Poseidon

By Kaitlin Barton


Roman name
Roman Name:

Neptune


Poseidon
Home

  • Spends most of his time in his domain (the water covered parts of the world)

  • Palace

    • Located in the depth of the sea Aegae in Euboea



Rules over
Rules over

  • The watery parts of the world (the ocean, lakes, rivers, etc.)

  • Therefore also rules over creatures and other divinities of the waters of Earth


Family tree
Family Tree

  • Son of Cronus or Kronos and Rhea

  • Brother of Zeus, Hades, Hera, Hestia, and Demeter

  • Father of Triton, Rhode, and Benthesicyme(and a bunch more illegitimate ones)

  • Husband of Nereus’s daughter, Amphitrite, a sea-nymph.

    • Nereus is the Old Man of the Sea


Weapons
Weapons

  • Main Weapon:

    • Trident- used for shattering rocks, controlling storms, causing earthquakes, etc.

    • Indirect Weapons

      • Water

      • Earthquakes

      • Sea monsters


Special powers
Special Powers

  • Control over water and sea storms

  • Earthquakes

  • Shape shifting


Personality
Personality

  • Powerful

  • Decisive

  • Competitive

  • Dignified

  • Moody

  • Vengeful

  • Honorable (in the way that he kept his word)

  • Lustful


Characteristics
Characteristics

Love:

  • Poseidon was once worshiped as a fertility god and was about as lusty as his brother, Zeus. Unfortunately, Poseidon used physical aggression instead of courtship. This resulted in many illegitimate children.

  • He was forced to change tactics when he actually fell in love with Amphitrite.

  • Unfortunately, Poseidon eventually went back to lusting after other women, earning them the wrath of Amphitrite.


Characteristics facts
Characteristics/ Facts

  • Poseidon is known for riding a chariot pulled by white horses with golden manes.

  • Although Poseidon is well known for getting revenge, he is also known for taming waters for sailors and controlling the water over land to help people build or water crops.


Myths
Myths

Birth: Swallowed by his father, Kronos, and then thrown up again.

Troy: Poseidon and Apollo helped to build the mighty wall around Troy. However, he did not receive the reward promised to him and sent a sea monster in revenge. It was then killed by Heracles. He sided with the Greeks in the Trojan war.


Myths continued
Myths Continued

  • Creation of the horse: Athena and Poseidon were fighting over who would name the capital of Attica. A contest was held for creator of the most useful gift. Athena created the olive tree and Poseidon created the horse. Poseidon lost.


Myths continued1
Myths Continued

  • Creation of the Minotaur: Minos, the king of Crete, broke his promise of sacrificing a bull given to him by Poseidon. Poseidon therefore made his daughter fall in love with it. Their child was a minotaur: half man, half bull.



Bibliography
Bibliography

  • http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Poseidon.html

  • http://www.mythweb.com/gods/Poseidon.html

  • http://www.men-myths-minds.com/Poseidon-greek-god.html