Poseidon Research Paper

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Poseidon, God of the Sea Poseidon, one of the big three and Greek God of the Sea. Poseidon has power over the sea, earthquakes, and horses (Skidmore). Poseidon is the protector of all aquatic animals and creatures. After the overthrow of their father, Cronus, things changed (Poseidon). Creation was divided amongst himself and his brothers, Zeus and Hades. Zeus gained control over the Heavens while Hades was the ruler over the underworld. Theseus, king of Athens, was Poseidon's son. Although Theseus was claimed by his mortal father, Aegeus, he had won the title of Poseidon’s son through a challenge presented to him by King Minos. Minos tossed his ring down into the deep ocean and in mockery, challenged him to retrieve it. The hero snatched the ring from the very bottom of the sea and returned to the surface. He had not expected it, but along with his victory Theseus received a crown from Amphitrite, wife of Poseidon. After the humiliation Theseus had just cast upon him, King Minos…show more content…
Since Poseidon was ruler over the sea, sailors often relied on him for safe passage and permission to cross his domain. When Poseidon would use his trident to break apart rocks and cause earthquakes, he was nicknamed, “the earth shaker”. When the Greeks faced the Titans in the Trojan war, Poseidon fought alongside them. However, Zeus demanded that Poseidon withdraw. Reluctant, he obeyed. Poseidon had his eye on the city of Athens, which he longed to claim. He went up against Athena for the city. In an attempt to gain the people of Athens’ favor, he produced a spring flowing with fresh water. Athena was a little more clever and planted an olive tree. Athena won the favor of the people and gained the rule over the city of Athens. Athena also crafted the first chariot, along with the first ship, despite their close relation to Poseidon in which you would have thought he had invented these items (Poseidon, Greek God of the

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