• Poseidon is the god of the sea, horses, and earthquakes
  • Poseidon's roman name was Neptune.
  • His brother and sisters are Zeus, Hades, Demeter, Hestia, Hera, he is son of Kronus and Rhea and Poseidon married Amphitrite, daughter of the titan oceanus external image istockphoto_3880257-poseidon-s-trident.jpgexternal image NEM5905.jpgexternal image poseidon.jpg
  • Poseidon special symbol is the dolphins, and three-pronged fish spears or the trident
  • Sometimes when Poseidon was in a good mood, he would create lands in the middle of the ocean and when he is in a bad mood, he could cause storms, earthquakes, and tsunamis which could cause drownings
  • In the story Odyssey, when the gods made Calypso free Odysseus, she built a boat and gave him some food and water. When Odysseus was out on sea, Poseidon came back from his journey to Ethiopia and he spotted Odysseus trying to get to the island of the Phaeacians and he was furious at the other gods for letting Calypso free Odysseus so Poseidon makes a storm so he can drown him and Odysseus, shipwrecked and almost drowned if it was not for the goddess Ino who rescued him
  • In the story Iliad, during the Trojan War which taken place in the city of Troy, Hera advises Poseidon to betray Zeus after he says he can break the wall and ditch that the Achaeans built for not giving a proper sacrifice but Poseidon says Zeus is the strongest god. So Poseidon got the council to destroy the wall while him, Apollo and Zeus combine their powers to destroy the wall. Then Poseidon took himself to the Achaeans disguised himself as a man named Kalkhas and he talked to Telamonian Aias and Lesser Aias telling them to kill the mighty Hector. Poseidon also told some other Achaeans to fight and he gave them strength. Soon Zeus favored Hector while Poseidon favored the Achaeans. After that Poseidon went back into his disguise as a man and he went to talk to Agamemnon that he can force the Trojans back into their fortress. To make sure that Zeus wasn't going to see Poseidon fight with the Danaans, he made Hypnos and Hera make Zeus fall asleep. When Zeus woke up he was furious at Poseidon for fighting with the Danaans and at Hera for making him fall asleep so he sent Iris to give a warning to Poseidon and to make him get off the battlefield. Poseidon told Iris to tell Zeus that they each own a third of earth so he should be happy with his part but Iris said do you really want to say those words so Poseidon did get off the battlefield but he considered him and Zeus as equals. Then Zeus sent Apollo to help injured Hector and he gathered a meeting to all the gods saying that they can interfere with the battle on Mount Olympus so Poseidon, Athena, Hera, Hephaestrus, and Hermes aid the Achaeans. At the battlefield, Hera told Poseidon and Athena to stop Aeneaus from fighting Achilles because he would get himself killed so Poseidon interfered because Hera told him he could stop it, so he shoots Achilles with mist to distract him so he can safely throw Aeneaus to the edge of the battlefield. Aeneaus received a plight and Poseidon blamed Apollo for this. When Poseidon took off the mist in front of Achilles, he asked if any god would like to fight him. Then Achilles killed Hippotamus and the bull was sacrifised for Poseidon and Zeus made Poseidon and Athena to protect him. Poseidon told Achilles to not stop fighting until the Trojan warriors backed up into their fortress. After that Poseidon challenged Apollo to a duel and right before they were going to fight he said that since Apollo was the youngest god, Apollo should get the first blow and Apollo asked why should he fight for the sake of the mortals. Then Apollo's sister Artemis scolds him for not fighting Poseidon and she reprimands Apollo for bragging that his strength matches Poseidons. Finally Achilles had to fight Hector and when he won, he started to abuse the dead body and Hera, Athena, and Poseidon felt no pity for Hector.