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The History And Life Of Poseidon

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Poseidon is one of the strongest gods in Greek mythology. Poseidon was the god of water, horses, and earthquakes. He was thought to be the reason for boat wrecks, and drowning’s.
Cronus and Rhea are the parents of Poseidon in Greek mythology. Poseidon is one of the 3 sons; the others are Hades and Zeus. And their three sisters were Demeter, Hestia, Hera, and while Cronus was the horrible father who feared his own children so he ate them at birth. He continued to eat the newborns until his wife tricked him by giving him stones instead to save Zeus. But sadly Poseidon (and Hades) was eaten by Cronus to save them Zeus (who was being raised by nymphs) became Cronus’ cupbearer. He poisoned Cronus and he threw up Poseidon. They started a war against Cronus it lasted for ten years until the brothers released the Cyclopes and in return they gave the each a weapon. Poseidon received a trident, Zeus a lightning bolt, and Hades the helmet of darkness.
They used the weapons to beat Cronus and the other titans. They drew lots to see who got what Poseidon got sea, Zeus got sky, and Hades got hell. One time Poseidon got so angry he caused up storms and earthquakes everywhere.
To stop his sad feelings, Poseidon wanted to find a bride. On his way, he stumbled upon the mermaid Amphitrite, a sea nymph with golden hair and sparkling blue eyes, dancing on the island of Naxos with her friends. Taken by her extraordinary beauty, Poseidon couldn't help but falling in love with her and asked her to be his wife. Amphitrite, a granddaughter of the Greek god of the seas Oceanus and the daughter of the gentle Sea god Nereus, was trying to protect her virginity in all possible ways. So she refused Poseidon's proposal, telling him that she disliked his aggressive ways, and then flew to the Atlas Mountains to escape.
But, Poseidon was determined. So he sent his messenger to locate the mermaid and win her heart.
The messenger followed orders and started a long, dangerous journey to find the love of his master. When he finally found her, he promised her that, if she married Poseidon, the energies of Poseidon would balance and tranquility and she would come to the Palace of waters. Never would the sea harm to the seamen again. Filled with emotion, Amphitrite surrendered and she married Poseidon. They gave birth to two daughters, which were Nymphs Rhode and Benthesicyme, and the son, the merman Triton, with top body of a human and the tail of a fish.
Poseidon and Apollo, having offended Zeus by their rebellion in Hera's trick, and was temporarily stripped of their divine authority and sent to be servants to King Laomedon of Troy. He had them build big walls around the city and promised to reward them generously, a promise he then refused to fulfill. In vengeance, before the Trojan, Poseidon sent a sea monster to attack Troy. The monster was eventually killed by Heracles. Poseidon wanted to have carnal...

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