"Zeus of Otricoli"
|Part of||Greek mythology|
|Major cult centres||Corinth|
|Symbols||Trident, dolphin, horse, bull, fish, pine, rock-rose, celery,|
|Parents||Kronos and Rhea|
|Siblings||Zeus, Hades, Hera, Demeter, Hestia|
|Consort||Amphitrite. Renowned for his various love affairs.|
|Children||Theseus, Triton, Polyphemus, Belus, Agenor, Neleus, Atlas, Rhode, Aloeus|
|Name in other languages||Ancient Greek: Ποσειδῶν|
|Meaning of name||unclear, see Etymology|
|Equivalents in other languages||Neptune (Roman mythology)|
| I begin to sing about Poseidon, the great god, mover of the earth and fruitless sea, god of the deep who is also lord of Helicon and wide Aegae. A two-fold office the gods allotted you, O Shaker of the Earth, to be a tamer of horses and a saviour of ships! Hail, Poseidon, Holder of the Earth, dark-haired lord! O blessed one, be kindly in heart and help those who voyage in ships!|
—Homeric Hymn to Zeus
- ↑ H. G. Evelyn-White, The Homeric Hymns and Homerica with an English Translation, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 1914.