Greek mythology tattoo of Poseidon by Canman

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About the Poseidon mythology

Poseidon is a prominent figure in Greek mythology.

Also, He is known as the god of the sea, earthquakes, and horses.

He is one of the twelve Olympian gods, ruling over the seas and all its creatures.

In addition, Poseidon is the brother of Zeus and Hades, and together they divided the world amongst themselves.

According to Greek mythology, Poseidon was born to the Titans Cronus and Rhea.

When Zeus led a revolt against Cronus and the Titans, Poseidon and his siblings joined him.

After their victory, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades drew lots to determine their domains.

As a result, Zeus became the ruler of the sky and heavens, Poseidon obtained the seas, and Hades became the ruler of the underworld.

Poseidon is often depicted as a bearded man with a trident, a three-pronged spear that symbolizes his dominion over the seas.

He is associated with horses and is often depicted riding a chariot pulled by powerful sea creatures or horses.

Poseidon’s temperament is known to be both powerful and volatile.

He could create calm waters or unleash violent storms, using his trident to cause earthquakes and create tidal waves.

More ancient stories

Poseidon was involved in several myths and stories.

One of the most famous is the contest between Poseidon and Athena for the patronage of Athens.

They competed to offer the city the most valuable gift.

Poseidon struck his trident into the ground, creating a saltwater spring, while Athena planted an olive tree, providing the people with food, oil, and wood.

therefore, the people of Athens chose Athena’s gift, and she became the city’s patron deity.

Another well-known story involving Poseidon is the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.

Poseidon played a part in the conception of the Minotaur, a half-human, half-bull creature.

He caused King Minos’ wife, Pasiphae, to fall in love with a bull, which led to the birth of the Minotaur.

Additionally, Poseidon helped Theseus by providing him with a magical crown and a sword to defeat the Minotaur in the Labyrinth.