Facts About Poseidon

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According to Greek mythology, Poseidon was the god of the sea. Poseidon is also among one of the 12 Olympian deities. He lived in the sea. He is also responsible for earthquakes and storms. He is also called “The horse tamer.” The origin of the name “Poseidon” is still unclear as many theories put forth are still impossible to prove. Some scholars also propose that Poseidon was the first god of the Earth and the creator of earthquakes. He is also believed to be closely associated with horses. Scholars also propose that he is believed to be seen in the crashing of the waves on the seashore. Poseidon married Amphitrite, a sea goddess, and is believed to have had several children from other illicit liaisons.

Some of the facts about Poseidon are:

Fact 1: Poseidon is considered as the god of the sea.

Fact 2: Poseidon controlled mainly the ocean and was also responsible for causing earthquakes and storms.

Fact 3: He is often identified with symbols of the trident, dolphin, fish, horse, and bull.

Fact 4: Poseidon had a wife named Amphitrite, a sea goddess.

Fact 5:  Poseidon had many children. He had a half-fish son Triton with wife Amphitrite. He fathered a son named Pegasus, a flying horse, with Medusa, and also fathered Arion, a horse with Demeter.

Fact 6: The Poseidon temple at Cape Sounion is a famous tourist spot attracting huge numbers of visitors every year.

Fact 7: Poseidon is cited mainly in the books of Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

Fact 8: Deities Poseidon and Athena competed with each other to gain the love of the people of Acropolis.

Fact 9: Poseidon is the one who created horses.

Fact 10: Poseidon is known as the creative deity of the sea who is responsible for creating all the species of the sea.

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