Poseidon: God of the sea and oceans in Greek mythology

June 20, 2021 2 min read

Poséidon

Poseidon god of the oceans

The story of the god of the oceans, Poseidon of Greek mythology

Eldest of his brother Zeus, devoured at birth by Cronos at the same time as his brothers and sisters.

It is later brought to light thanks to a trick of Zeus. he is the god of living waters and springs as well as the protector of fishermen, boatmen and horses.

Poseidon has around ten children, including cyclops, one of whom is very well known, the cyclops Polyphemus.

the story of Poseidon

His role on earth as the god of the oceans of Greek mythology

As formidable as his brother Zeus , Poseidon reigns over the oceans and seas. This god who also sits on Mount Olympus also has the power to cause storms and cataclysms.

the role of Poseidon

Poseidon pendant

The powers of the god Poseidon

One of his powers comes from his trident, made by the Cyclops and symbol of his domination of the seas. A three-pointed scepter , Poseidon uses it very often.

Other powers most commonly attributed to Poseidon:

  1. Control of the Sea: As the god of the sea, Poseidon had the power to control the oceans and seas, and could cause the water level to rise or fall. He could also create devastating storms and waves.

  2. Cause earthquakes: Poseidon also had the power to cause earthquakes by striking the ground with his trident.

  3. Horse Control: Poseidon was also the god of horses, and had the power to control and calm these animals. He could also give strength and endurance to horses.

  4. Health Care: Poseidon also had the power to cure illness and relieve ailments. It was often invoked to protect against illness and to heal wounds.

the powers of Poseidon

How did Poseidon die?

Poseidon, in an excess of rage, sends against the city a sea monster, Keto, who ravages the coasts before being killed by Laomedon, well helped by Heracles.

In the divine battle of the gods of Olympia, Poseidon is on the side of Hera, Athena and in a certain way that of Zeus and opposes the other Olympian gods like Apollo , Aphrodite , Artemis or he will end up be killed by Heracles.

the death of Poseidon
Poseidon ring God of the sea and oceans Greek mythology

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