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When the three brothers pulled the straws, Poseidon got the sea.
—Homer or Hesiod

Poseidon is a character in Hesiod and Homer's myth. He débuts, with his appearance in around 700 B.C. and usually ends at around the 9th Century.

Poseidon is the greek God of the oceans, seas, earthquakes and horses in Greek Mythology.

HistoryEdit

Poseidon is a deity, the son of Cronus and the older brother of Zeus and younger brother of Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia. When Cronus dethroned Uranus (or Ouranos), he told him a prophecy that one day, one of his children will do the same and dethrone him, so Cronus ate each of his children, including Poseidon. Poseidon helped Zeus and the other Olympian gods defeat the titans in the titanomachy. Once the titans were destroyed, Mount Olympus was made. To decide who should be god of the sky (and ruler of Mount Olympus), the Sea and the Underworld. The three brothers, Zeus, Poseidon and Hades pulled straws. Zeus got the sky, storms, lightning and Mount Olympus, Hades got the dark and gloomy Underworld and Poseidon got the oceans, seas, earthquakes and horses. According to myths, Poseidon had many lovers, of both sexes. His consort was Amphitrite, a nymph and ancient sea-goddess, daughter of Nereus and Doris. A mortal woman named Cleito once lived on an isolated island. Poseidon fell in love with the human mortal and created a dwelling sanctuary at the top of a hill near the middle of the island and surrounded the dwelling with rings of water and land to protect her. She gave birth to five sets of twin boys, the firstborn who being named Atlas, became the first rulers of Atlantis. Speaking of which, although Poseidon lived on the bright Mount Olympus, Atlantis was Poseidon's preferred and chosen domain.

FamilyEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
Chaos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaia
 
Ouranos
 
Pontus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhea
 
Cronus
 
Oceanus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hestia
 
Demeter
 
Hera
 
Hades
 
Poseidon
 
Zeus
 
 

Notes:

  • Solid lines denote parent-child blood relationships
  • Dashed lines denote marriage relationships that result in offspring
  • denotes the deceased
  • Poseidon's consort was Amphitrite.[1]

TriviaEdit

NotesEdit

  • Poseidon generally raped the people he wanted to bore a child with.
    • No-one usually succeeded in NOT being raped except Hestia.

AppearancesEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. Poseidon begged for Amphitrite to marry him and she agreed. Poseidon and Amphitrite were now officially married.