Essay on Greek Mythology: Poseidon
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 there 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 …show more content…
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 of 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 relations with Medusa, but Medusa was a priestess at the temple of Athena.
As such, all of her priestess was also expected to be not married. Poseidon disregarded this and raped Medusa within the
Temple walls. Athena was infuriated but could not take her vengeance on Poseidon so instead she turned Medusa into a monster named