Greek God: Poseidon

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Poseidon is the mythical Greek god of the sea, earthquakes and horses. Parented by Cronus and Rhea, Poseidon is the brother of Zeus, Hades, Hestia, Demeter and Hera. After Cronus had been overthrown, Zeus split the world with his brothers, giving Poseidon the seas, himself the skies and Hades the underworld. Poseidon is second only to Zeus amongst the gods of Mount Olympus (Greek mythology's heaven) and is famous for carrying a trident, with which he would strike the ground and cause earthquakes...

Poseidon is said to live under the sea in a palace made of corals and is often portrayed as mounted upon a chariot pulled by amazingly beautiful horses. When angered, Poseidon can cause great storms at sea, sinking ships and drowning men. As such, he was a hugely respected god and sailors would often pray to Poseidon for safe voyage. In an attempt to win the hearts of the people of Athens, Poseison threw his trident at the ground and created a salt water spring at the Acropolis. However, it was Athena, the goddess of war, who had given the people the olive tree which was considered a much better gift, and so the city was named Athens in honour of the goddess. To demonstrate his anoyance at this decision, Poseidon flooded the Attic Plain. Rather like his brother Zeus, Poseidon is known for his sexual prowess and, even though he was married to Amphitrite, performed numerous rapes and had many love affairs with women including Medusa, Aethra, Caeneus and Amymone. However, Poseidon's most famous love affair was with his sister, Demeter, who to avoid her brother transformed into a mare. Being the god of horses, Poseidon was not fooled and simply transformed into a stallion to have his way with her. Poseidon had many children to his wife and lovers including Triton, Chrysaor, Pegasus, Theseus, Proteus, Agenor, Amycus, Polyphemus, Eumolpus, The Giant Sinis, Orion, Busiris, Pelias and Belus.