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Why Does Poseidon Hate Odysseus?

The events of Homer’s epic The Odyssey are largely driven by Poseidon’s antagonistic actions against the hero Odysseus but why does Poseidon hold this deep unrelenting grudge against poor, homesick Odysseus?  There is no shortage of potential reasons for Poseidon’s wrath however the most prevalently cited reason is that Odysseus …

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Poseidon

Symbols of Poseidon: What Are They?

After the war against the Titans was over, Poseidon took to the seas. Dolphins and tridents became his most beloved symbols and aids. And somehow a horse, a creature destined for the land, also became one of his primary symbols. He used his trident to calm the seas and to …

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Is Poseidon Evil

Is Poseidon Good or Evil?

It is probably reasonable that Poseidon is given a little bit of a break. He was, afterall, swallowed in his infancy by his own father where he then spent years until Zeus came and freed him. But it wouldn’t be Greek mythology if it just ended there and he had …

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Poseidon Aquaman

Poseidon vs Aquaman: What is the Difference?

If you pit a god against a superhero, who do you think will win? No, but really. In comparing Poseidon to Aquaman, we must first acknowledge their historical and canonical differences. Poseidon is a god and Aquaman is a comic book superhero. The creators of Aquaman likely drew from Ancient …

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Poseidon vs Kraken

Poseidon vs Kraken: What is the Difference?

One was known to protect seafarers. The other set out to kill them. Unfortunately, they don’t come from the same mythology as they would have made perfect enemies. Of course, we’re speaking of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, and the Kraken, a giant sea monster of Scandinavian origin.  …

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Poseidon vs Hades

Poseidon vs Hades: What is the Difference?

One rules the Underworld, one rules the sea. The two elder brothers of Zeus took their lots to rule and rule them well they did.  The stories and myths of Poseidon are numerous as are the ancient and contemporary groups that worshiped him. Hades on the other hand was not …

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Zeus vs Poseidon

Zeus vs Poseidon: What is the Difference?

Religious groups have been created and died out in honor of these gods. Together, their stories make up a vast percentage of Greek myth and lore. What would Greek mythology be without the Zeus induced drama or Poseidon’s reign of the sea? Not much to be frank. Their relationship is …

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Poseidon vs Neptune

Poseidon vs Neptune: What is the Difference?

On the surface there isn’t much in the way of differences between Poseidon and Neptune. However, under those rough ocean waves there is much more to unpack than one might realize. Poseidon and Neptune have many similarities. Mostly because the Romans borrowed a lot from Greek mythology. They are both …

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Children of Poseidon

22 Children of Poseidon: Who Are They?

Poseidon was the god of the sea, storms, earthquakes, and horses. He was proud and promiscuous, almost enough to rival his brother, Zeus! Though his wife was Amphitrite, he had many other children with many other lovers, some of whom were extremely important. Amongst his children included heroes, gods, giants, …

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Poseidon Facts

10 Poseidon Facts: Minotaurs and Gorgons

Poseidon was the son of the Titan gods Cronus and Rhea. He had a number of siblings including Zeus, Hades, Demeter, Hera and Hestia. Poseidon married Amphitrite and together they had 4 children, the most famous being Triton. Poseidon had a large number of affairs with many goddesses and women. …

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