Poseidon (Twelve Olympians) Aquatic Deity

(Ποσειδῶν, Poseidōn)1)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures

God of the sea, rivers, floods, droughts, and earthquakes. He is a son of Cronus and Rhea, and the brother of Zeus and Hades. He rules one of the three realms of the universe, as king of the sea and the waters. In art he is depicted as a mature man of sturdy build, often with a luxuriant beard, and holding a trident. His sacred animals include the horse and the dolphin. His wedding with Amphitrite is often presented as a triumphal procession. In some stories he rapes Medusa, leading to her transformation into a hideous Gorgon and also to the birth of their two children, Pegasus and Chrysaor. His Roman counterpart is Neptune.


330px-0036MAN_PoseidonPoseidon and the heroes

Poseidon,[3] as god of the sea, was an important Olympian power; he was the chief patron of Corinth, many cities of Magna Graecia, and also of Plato‘s legendary Atlantis. He controls the oceans and the seas,[4] and he also created horses. As such, he was intimately connected with the pre-historic office of king – whose chief emblem of power and primary sacrificial animal was the horse. Thus, on the Mycenean Linear B tablets found at Pylos, the name Poseidon[5] occurs frequently in connection with the wanax (“king”), whose power and wealth were increasingly maritime rather than equestrian in nature. Surprisingly, Poseidon’s name is found with greater frequency than that of Zeus, and is commonly linked (often in a secondary role) with Demeter. Poseidon[6] is brothers with Zeus along with Hades and his father was Cronus, the leader of the Titans.

When the office of wanax disappeared during the Greek Dark Ages, the link between Poseidon and the kingship was largely, although not entirely, forgotten. In classical Athens, Poseidon was remembered as both the opponent and doublet of Erechtheus, the first king of Athens. Erechtheus was given a hero-cult at his tomb under the title Poseidon Erechtheus.

In another possible echo of this archaic association, the chief ritual of Atlantis, according to Plato‘s Critias, was a nocturnal horse-sacrifice offered to Poseidon[7] by the kings of the imagined island power.

In keeping with the mythic equation between horsemanship and seamanship, the equestrian heroes Castor and Pollux were invoked by sailors against shipwreck. Ancient Greeks interpreted the phenomenon now called St. Elmo’s Fire as the visible presence of the two brothers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_sea_gods#Poseidon_and_the_heroes


List of Poseidon’s consorts and children2)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poseidon

Female lovers and offspring

  1. Amphitrite
    1. Triton
    2. Benthesikyme
    3. Rhode (possibly)
  2. Aphrodite
    1. Rhode (possibly)
    2. Herophile the Sibyl (possibly)
  3. Demeter
    1. Despoina
    2. Areion, the talking horse
  4. Gaea
    1. Antaeus
    2. Charybdis
  5. Hestia (wooed her unsuccessfully)
  6. Aba, nymph
    1. Ergiscus[46]
  7. Agamede
    1. Dictys
  8. Aethra
    1. Theseus
  9. Alistra[47]
    1. Ogygus
  10. Alcyone
    1. Aethusa
    2. Hyrieus
    3. Hyperenor
    4. Hyperes
    5. Anthas
  11. Alope
    1. Hippothoon
  12. Amphimedusa, Danaid
    1. Erythras
  13. Amymone
    1. Nauplius
  14. Arene
    1. Idas (possibly)
  15. Arne / Melanippe
    1. Aeolus
    2. Boeotus
  16. Arethusa
    1. Abas
  17. Ascre
    1. Oeoclus[48]
  18. Astydameia, daughter of Phorbas
    1. Caucon
  19. Astypalaea
    1. Ancaeus
    2. Eurypylus of Kos
  20. Beroe (daughter of Aphrodite)
  21. Boudeia / Bouzyge
    1. Erginus
  22. Caenis
  23. Calchinia
    1. Peratus
  24. Canace
    1. Hopleus
    2. Nireus
    3. Aloeus
    4. Epopeus
    5. Triopas
  25. Celaeno (Pleiad or daughter of Ergeus)
    1. Lycus
    2. Nycteus
    3. Eurypylus (Eurytus) of Cyrene
    4. Lycaon
  26. Celaeno, Danaid
    1. Celaenus
  27. Cerebia[49]
    1. Dictys
    2. Polydectes
  28. Ceroessa
    1. Byzas
  29. Cleodora
    1. Parnassus
  30. Chione
    1. Eumolpus
  31. Chrysogeneia
    1. Chryses, father of Minyas
  32. Corcyra, nymph
    1. Phaeax
  33. Coronis
  34. Diopatra, nymph of Mount Othrys
  35. Euryale, daughter of Minos
    1. Orion (possibly)
  36. Eurycyda
    1. Eleius
  37. Eurynome (Eurymede), daughter of Nisos
    1. Bellerophon
  38. Euryte / Bathycleia
    1. Halirrhothius
  39. Halia
    1. Rhode (possibly)
    2. six sons
  40. Harpale / Scamandrodice / Calyce
    1. Cycnus
  41. Helle
    1. Almops
    2. Edonus
    3. Paion
  42. Hermippe
    1. Minyas (possibly)
  43. Hippothoe
    1. Taphius
  44. Iphimedeia
    1. The Aloadae
  45. Laodice[50]
  46. Larissa
    1. Achaeus
    2. Pelasgus
    3. Pythius
  47. Leis, daughter of Orus
    1. Altephus[51]
  48. Libya
    1. Agenor
    2. Belus
    3. Lelex
  49. Lysianassa / Anippe
    1. Busiris
  50. Mecionice / Europa, daughter of Tityos
    1. Euphemus, Argonaut
  51. Medusa
    1. Pegasus
    2. Chrysaor
  52. Melantheia, daughter of Alpheus
    1. Eirene
  53. Melantho (daughter of Deucalion)
    1. Delphus
  54. Melia
    1. Amycus
    2. Mygdon
  55. Melissa, daughter of Epidamnus
    1. Dyrrhachius[52]
  56. Mestra
  57. Mideia
    1. Aspledon
  58. Molione
    1. The Molionides
  59. Mytilene
    1. Myton[53]
  60. Oenope
    1. Megareus of Onchestus (possibly)
  61. Olbia, nymph
    1. Astacus[54]
  62. Ossa
    1. Sithon (possibly)
  63. Peirene
    1. Cenchrias
    2. Leches
  64. Periboea
    1. Nausithous
  65. Pero, nymph / Kelousa, nymph
    1. Asopus (possibly)
  66. Pitane, nymph / Lena
    1. Euadne
  67. Phoenice
    1. Torone[55]
  68. Pronoe, daughter of Asopus
    1. Phocus
  69. Rhode[56]
    1. Ialysus
    2. Cameirus
    3. Lindus
  70. Rhodope, daughter of Strymon
    1. Athos[57]
  71. Salamis, daughter of Asopus
    1. Cychreus
  72. Satyria, nymph of Taras
    1. Taras (eponym of the location)[58]
  73. Syme
    1. Chthonius
  74. Themisto
    1. Leucon (possibly)
  75. Theophane
    1. The Ram of the Golden Fleece
  76. Thyia
  77. Tyro
    1. Pelias
    2. Neleus
  78. Thoosa
    1. Polyphemus
  79. Daughter of Amphictyon, unnamed
    1. Cercyon
  80. Nymph of Chios, unnamed
    1. Chios
  81. Nymph of Chios, unnamed (another one)
    1. Melas
    2. Agelus
    3. Malina
  82. unknown consorts
    1. Amphimarus[59]
    2. Amyrus, eponym of a river in Thessaly[60]
    3. Aon, eponym of Aonia[61]
    4. Astraeus and Alcippe of Mysia[62]
    5. Calaurus[63]
    6. Corynetes (possibly)
    7. Cymopoleia
    8. Cromus (eponym of Crommyon)[64]
    9. Geren, eponym of a town or village Geren on Lesbos[65]
    10. Dicaeus, eponym of Dicaea, a city in Thrace[66]
    11. Euseirus (father of Cerambus)
    12. Ialebion (Alebion) and Dercynus (Bergion) of Liguria[67]
    13. Laestrygon, eponym of the Laestrygonians
    14. Lamus, king of the Laestrygonians
    15. Lotis (possibly)
    16. Messapus
    17. Onchestus[68]
    18. Ourea[69]
    19. Palaestinus[70]
    20. Phorbas of Acarnania
    21. Poltys
    22. Procrustes
    23. Proteus
    24. Sarpedon of Ainos
    25. Sciron
    26. Syleus
    27. Taenarus (possibly)

In Plato‘s myth of Atlantis, Poseidon consorted with Cleito, daughter of the autochthons Evenor and Leucippe, and had by her ten sons: Ampheres, Atlas, Autochthon, Azaes, Diaprepes, Elasippus, Euaemon, Eumelus (Gadeirus), Mestor, Mneseus.[71]

Male lovers

Personal Information

Poseidon (Twelve Olympians) Aquatic Deity
Name Poseidon (Twelve Olympians) Aquatic Deity
Parents
WifeLibya (daughter of Epaphus – King of Egypt)

Siblings

Name Birth Death
Hestia (consort of Apollo)asdasds   
Chiron (Titan)asdasds   
Demeter (Twelve Olympians)asdasds   
Hades - [aka Pluto] (Chthonic Deity & Titan) King of Underworld & Deadasdasds   
Hera (Twelve Olympians Queen of the gods)asdasds   
Zeus (Twelve Olympians King of the gods)asdasds   

Children

Name Birth Death
Agenor (Phoenician king of Tyre)asdasds   
Belus (King of Egypt)asdasds   

Children-in-Law

Name Birth Death
Telephassa (daughter of Nilus)asdasds   
Achiroë aka. Anchirrhoë (naiad)asdasds   

Grand-Children

Name Birth Death
Europa (daughter of Agenor)asdasds   
Cilix (son of Agenor)asdasds   
Cadmus (King of Thebes)asdasds   
Aegyptus (son of Belus)asdasds   
Danaus (mythical King of Egypt)asdasds   

Great-Grand-Children

Name Birth Death
Sarpedon (son of Zeus)asdasds   
Ino (daughter of Cadmus)asdasds   
Autonoë (daughter of Cadmus)asdasds   
Agave (daughter of Cadmus)asdasds   
Hypermnestra (consort of Apollo)asdasds   
Minos  (son of Zeus)asdasds   
Rhadamanthys ( son of Zeus) ( son of Zeus)asdasds   
Semele (daughter of Cadmus)asdasds   

Great-Great-Grand-Children

Name Birth Death
Abas (son of Lynceus)asdasds   
Amphiaraus (son of Hypermnestra) Chthonic Deity oracular (son of Hypermnestra)asdasds   
Dionysus (Twelve Olympians)asdasds   

References   [ + ]

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poseidon

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