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Poseidon
Poseidon
"Zeus of Otricoli"
General information
Part ofGreek mythology
GenderMale
AbodeMount Olympus
Major cult centresCorinth
WeaponsTrident
SymbolsTrident, dolphin, horse, bull, fish, pine, rock-rose, celery,
FestivalsHaloea
Family
ParentsKronos and Rhea
SiblingsZeus, Hades, Hera, Demeter, Hestia
ConsortAmphitrite. Renowned for his various love affairs.
ChildrenTheseus, Triton, Polyphemus, Belus, Agenor, Neleus, Atlas, Rhode, Aloeus
Linguistic information
Name in other languagesAncient Greek: Ποσειδῶν
TransliterationPoseidôn
IPA pronunciation/pɵˈsaɪdən/
Meaning of nameunclear, see Etymology
Equivalents in other languagesNeptune (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[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. H. G. Evelyn-White, The Homeric Hymns and Homerica with an English Translation, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 1914.

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