Poseidon was god of the sea, earthquakes, storms, and horses and is considered one of the most angry, moody and greedy Olympian gods. He was known to be angry when insulted for example when he blinded the Cyclops Polyphemus because his father, Odysseus, had made fun of him.He is the son of Cronus and Rhea and was swallowed by his father along with Hades,Demeter, Hestia and Hera. However, in some stories it is believed that Poseidon, like Zeus, was not swallowed by Cronus because his mother Rhea who hid him among a flock of lambs and pretended to have given birth to a colt, which was eaten by Cronus instead. After the gods defeated the Titans, the world was divided into three and Zeus, Hades and Poseidon drew straws to decide which they would
She birthed the first race of humans and gods called Titans. To all gods and human alike, she was the supreme goddess. The Titan Prometheus was also a Greek god who was a clever trickster. He stole fire from the workshop of Hephaestus and Athena on Mt. Olympus and gave them to humankind as well as the mastery of metalwork.
Mythologies have a plenty of gods who control the world. According to the Greek Mythology, gods live in Olympus, looking human down there. People expect the gods would be good at everything and have a lot of humanity. However, in the myth of ancient Greek, the gods are just like humans in some aspects. They envy because of love, fight for power, and even betray their spouses.
This is an observation of the human-like struggles for control although, in this instance, they are played out in a divine stage as a seeming extension of the ancient mythical tales. However, exceeding that, the representation of Zeus and Ares in the movie "Wonder Woman" is not in proper alignment with Greek mythology . For instance, the movie describes Zeus as a benevolent mere god with love for his human creations and attempts to come to their defense from the corruption of Ares by creating the Amazon race
This humbled the other deities and extended his authority over the three worlds. The gods appealed to Vishnu for protection and he descended as the dwarf Vamana. During a yajna of the king, Vamana approached him and Bali promised him for whatever he asked. Vamana asked for three paces of land. Bali agreed, and the dwarf then changed his size to that of a giant.
Like Heracles, Perseus was a strong fighter and even beheaded Medusa to claim his fame. There are many Greek heroes to fit this archetypal pattern. Although Achilles and Hector were enemies, both are deserving to fit the hero archetype. Neither were Zeus's sons nor were they born from any of the Gods, however these warriors were gifted with enormous energy
Trident was created by the Cyclopes during Titanomachy. Poseidon also has a vehicle that is pulled by Amphitrite are half horse, half fish creature. Poseidon married Amphitrite and had a son named Triton, one of the granddaughters of the Titan Oceanus. Poseidon also the god who created the horse in an attempt to seduce
The Greek myth of the Constellation Aquila is that during the 10 year year war between Zeus ' followers and the titans, An eagle called Aquila was at Zeus ' side waiting to carry his thunderbolts down to kill the titans.The eagle was given the constellation Aquila because of the eagles loyalty. It is also said that the gods were in need of a new waiter, someone to carry fresh nectar to the gods. It was only fitting that such a position be held by the most beautiful youth on Earth. So Zeus summoned his faithful Aquila, saying: "Go down to Earth and sweep your great wings over the land until your jewel-like eyes find the most beautiful youth in the land, and then deliver him to the Great Hall of the Gods." One day he saw a youth tending a
Oedipus is defined as Latinized form of the Greek Οιδιπους (Oidipous), meaning "swollen foot" from (oideo) "to swell" and πους (pous) "foot". In Greek legend Oedipus was the son of Laius and Jocasta. He unwittingly slew his father and married his mother. Oedipus was a great king but the Sphinx riddle was a perfect analogy of Oedipus’s life and this is evident through the plot events. Firstly there is three parts of the sphinx riddle, and the first part of the riddle was “What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning…” this riddle was first mentioned in the story when Oedipus wanted to pass through the gates of Thebsis but was stopped by the sphinx.
As per Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma is considered to be the Creator of the Universe. He is the one among the Trimurti, the triad of 3 gods which consist of Lord Vishnu- the preserver, Lord Shiva- the destroyer and himself- the creator. Although, Lord Brahma is supposed to have been the creator of the universe, it is believed that he lost his worshippers due to lying hence, he was merely entrusted with task of creation under instructions of the other two gods. However, his role in the creation of everything that makes this world habitable like the creation of good and evil, gods and demons, man and ancestors cannot be completely forgotten and as a tribute to him there is a temple completely dedicated to him, located in the Rajasthani town of Pushkar. This temple of Lord Brahma in Pushkar is supposedly the only temple in the world which has been devoted solely to the Creator.