Poseidon the greek God of the sea

Poseidon was one of the most powerful gods in mount olympus, he had two brothers, hades and zeus, hades was the ruler of the underworld, and zeus was the king of the sky, they were all supreme gods of mount olympus, but zeus was chosen to be the king, poseidon used a spear called a trident as his weapon, with it he was responsible for the storm that wrecked part of odysseus’s ships.
Poseidon was the one of the most important gods because he was son of Kronos the titan, he had his trident, and he was owner oIMG_7901.JPGf all water, earthquakes, and horses. Since the earth is 75 percent water, he owned a huge part of the earth, but zeus still became king because he was the one to overthrow the titans.
He was son of Kronos and Rhea, even though Kronos ate him and Hades when they were born, Rhea was able to save Zeus, and eventually Zeus was able to kill Kronos and make him regurgitate Poseidon and Hades, after that the olympians went to war against the titans and the titans lost and were put in tartarus. Since Kronos was a Titan and Titans are the second most powerful beings on the universe compared to Gaia and uranus, they ruled the whole world, so since poseidon was son of a Titan he was the third most powerful being on the universe. Poseidon had a lot of children, some were for example triton which he had with Amphitrite, pegasus the flying horse, which he had with medusa, and Arion which he had with Demeter, he also forced Aethra into having a son which ended up to be Theseus
Another reason why he was so important was that he had a three pronged spear called a trident, that gave him immense strength, and power, along with the power he already had, with his trident, he could make earthquakes that ruined whole civilizations, and tsunamis that destroyed ships, and ruined cities. A trident is a three pronged spear that was mainly used to hunt and fish, it is still used today, a trident was also used by poseidon because it signifies who he is, and because it is the most powerful weapon on the sea, it makes sense that he would have it, some people even say that without his trident poseidon would have been just some powerless god underwater.
Since he was ruler of all water, he did not only rule the sea, he was also present in some rivers or even small streams, and he had the power to control water sort of in a bending motion, and he could make waves and whirlpools in the air, or control any small part oIMG_7903.JPGf water like an aquarium, or cup of water and make it go wherever he want.
Poseidon was greatly respected in ancient greece because people actually believed that there was a god for everything, and they believed in the greek mythology about how the Titans formed the worlds and gave the power to minor gods, so for example, back then in Greece, if you swam in the sea, you would have to watch out to not do anything bad or poseidon was going to kill, or punish you, and that must have been really scary, that thinking you would always have to be careful with what you do, or the gods might punish you. The same aspect goes with roman mythology, where he was called Neptune.
In conclusion, Poseidon was one of the most important gods because he was the son of the mighty and powerful Kronos who was a titan and titans ruled the universe, he used the most powerful weapon in the world called a trident which gave him immense strength and the power to destroy ships and provoke devastating earthquakes, and he was the ruler of all fresh and salt water in the world, and he was the father of all horses and cyclopes.

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