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The God of The Sea: Poseidon

This Article was written by Paul Mestermann, Year 7- as part of his new series: Mythical Mondays

Poseidon, the God of the Sea, Earthquakes and Horses is the second oldest son of Cronus and Rhea. Poseidon can control water- whilst possessing super strength, super speed, shapeshifting, immortality and invulnerability.

When he was born, like his older siblings; Poseidon was swallowed by his own father.

His younger brother, Zeus freed him and together with Hades, they brought him down. Some of his consorts are Amphitrite, Aphrodite, Demeter and even Medusa. But unlike Zeus, most of Poseidon's children aren’t actually Gods. These include, Theseus, Triton, Polyphemus, Orion, Belus, Agenor, Atlas, Pegasus and more ( & Percy Jackson.)

Key Characteristics:

  • Wise

  • Open minded

  • Risk taker

  • Powerful

  • Communicator

If he were an animal, he would be:

A horse because as said above he was the creator and the God of them.

If he were a teacher, he would be:

Mr. Dams because he's a great swimmer

If he were a Disney princess, he would be:

Ariel because they both live in the ocean.

If he were a country he would be:

The United States because they have the most hurricanes globally.

Mythical Tale:

Back when Poseidon first desired Demeter, the Goddess assigned him to make the most beautiful animal to earn her heart and cool off his advances. As a result of this, the Horse was created- or otherwise known as the Pegasus; a winged horse. And as the creator, Poseidon became the God of them. However by the time the horse was finished, Poseidon's love for Demeter and faded.


*KEY* Characters mentioned:

Zeus (God of the Sky), Cronus (King of Titans), Rhea (Goddess of Motherhood), Hades, (God of the Underworld), Amphitrite (Goddess of the Sea), Aphrodite (Goddess of Love), Demeter (Goddess of Crops), Medusa (Monster with snakes as hair and turns people into stone), Theseus (Mythical King of Athens), Triton (a Merman and the Demigod of the Sea), Polyphemus (a one eyed giant), Orion (Giant Huntsman), Belus (king of Egypt), Agenor (King of Tyre), Atlas ( a marine creature), Pegasus (a winged horse).


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