Poseidon Essays

  • Poseidon: The Greek God

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    Although Poseidon is best known for being God of the sea, he is also known for natures control of life and acts of destruction. Poseidon is God of the sea and is also worshiped as a fertility god(Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia). In Roman mythology he is referred to as Neptune(myths and legends o the world). He was alloted to the sea after the fall of the titans.(Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia). He uses a trident as his symbol of being god of the sea.In some areas like Thessaly Poseidon is known

  • The Role Of Poseidon In Greek Mythology

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    Poseidon was one of the gods of Greek Mythology. “Poseidon was god of the sea, earthquakes, storms, and horses” (Facts and Information on Greek God Poseidon). Because of his association with the oceans, he has been worshipped by sailors who relied on and prayed to him for safe travels. The mythological story of Poseidon is interesting from his birth to his conquests, and has impacts on society today. “Poseidon was a child of the Titans Cronus and Rhea” (Poseidon Was the Greek God of the Seas, the

  • Exploring The Role Of Poseidon In Homer's Odyssey

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    the be the god of the sea and horse and he is a supreme god of olympus with a lot of reasonability like when he is angry or the other god are angry he needs to punish them for disobeying the rules they have. In Tales from the Odyssey it stayed that Poseidon made wave that went over the ship because they made the gods made when they invaded Athena temple in Troy. Poseidon's role as a god is very important because he makes sure the people that travel the sea made the right choice by making them drown

  • Poseidon: The Tragic Hero Of Homer's Odyssey

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    I am Poseidon, god of the seas. In this story, I will talk about my life and my adventures. I rule the seas with my all powerful trident. Millenias ago my father, Cronus, swallowed me and my siblings, Demeter, Hestia, Hera,and Hades. Zeus fought Cronos in a great battle, after much time Zeus finally defeated Cronos. My siblings and I were finally free. My two brothers and I split up the world into three parts. I have the Sea and the Earth, my symbols are the horse, trident, and the bull. Zeus is

  • Role Of Poseidon In The Odyssey

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    the apprentice of Darth Sidious the Sith Lord. Darth Maul is a better villain than Poseidon as stated in the Odyssey by Homer and Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace by George Lucas, because he is more brave, more aggressive, and more powerful. Some people think Poseidon is a villain because he is powerful, aggressive, and brave as stated in the Odyssey by homer, but he is not a very good villain. To begin, Poseidon is powerful. As stated in the text, “A curse on you , little greek , and on all your

  • Poseidon Informative Speech

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    in the clouds lived the olympians. To start off let's just say Poseidon did some pretty bad things to Eileithyia and in the end Poseidon got himself cursed by Eileithyia. Let me inform you on some of these people, Poseidon as you may know is one of the 12 olympians and is The god of the sea son of Titans Cronus and Rhea. Eileithyia is the greek goddess of childbirth, daughter of Zeus and Hera. Later on as the years passed by, Poseidon had a baby with as you might say “Mother earth” or Gaea the goddess

  • Endangering Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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    Poseidon Endangering Odysseus Throughout homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey, the main character, Odysseus, goes through many physical and mental challenges and hardships. One of the greatest challenges that Odysseus overcame to get home was the wrath of Poseidon. Throughout the whole epic poem, most problems Odysseus faced can be traced back to Poseidon. There are many examples to prove that Poseidon was Odysseus biggest change. The first reason for Poseidon being Odysseus’s biggest threat is, Odysseus

  • Poseidon's Role In Greek Mythology

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    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

  • The Role Of The Gods In Homer's Odyssey

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    him but also his son Telemachus. God of the sea, Poseidon is one of the gods in odyssey who had a son called Polyphemus. Polyphemus was one of the Cyclopes whose island, Odysseus went after leaving Troy. Odysseus blinded Polyphemus because he wanted to eat him and his crews, and his actions angered Poseidon. Throughout his voyage, Poseidon delayed him of returning home by providing strong storm on the sea which caused the ship to destroy. Poseidon did not only delay his homecoming, but made him face

  • Quotes Of Pride In The Odyssey

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    refused which led to her changing his men into animals. Odysseus has to break his commitment to Penelope and sleep with her. Odysseus meets many gods which help him find his way home. Poseidon is one God against him. Poseidon does everything he can to keep him away from home till Odysseus learns a lesson that Poseidon was trying to get to him. Many Gods also try to help Odysseus, one very helpful one being the god of the wind, Aeolus. Aeolus gives him a sack of wind which helps Odysseus get home but

  • Theseus And The Minotaur

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    of Cretan with the help of Poseidon and Knossos. While being king he was able to gain control of islands and marry Pasiphae. Minos had eight children,but including the minotaur they had nine. Minos has four children with Pasiphae, one with Helios, and the others with women affairs. Minos is best known for his part in the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. A Minotaur was known to be half­man, half­bull which was the child of Pasiphae. The minotaur was created by Poseidon making Minos’ wife fall in

  • Characteristics Of Odysseus An Epic Hero

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    battle. He thought up the Trojan horse, he created the whole plan. When the blood bath was over he talked to the gods. He stated that man doesn't need gods, that they are capable alone. When Poseidon heard this he became very angry at him and punished him. Odysseus would not return home for many years. Poseidon wanted him to learn that man would not be where they are without the gods. Odysseus showed confidence when he yelled to the gods. Too much confidence, but still he was strong on his way. I think

  • Comparing The Tempest And The Myths And Legends

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    the King of Naples ship but allows all passengers on board to survive. The survivors are split into groups along Prospero and his daughter, Miranda’s, island. Similarly, in the Myths and Legends, after the storm that allows Zeus (supreme leader), Poseidon (lord of the

  • Odysseus Crew Analysis

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    The Undeserving Loyalty From Odysseus’ Crew There are many times when loyalty is misplaced or present when it should be absent. In the book, The Odyssey, by Homer, the protagonist, Odysseus, is making his way home after fighting in the Trojan war with his faithful comrades. Along the way, he meets danger, death, and divine beings. As he struggles to make his way home with his crew, he finds out that his wife is being courted by suitors and his son has lost most control over his home. In order to

  • Main Characters In The Odyssey

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    In the beginning of The Odyssey, the main characters are shown to us as well as the main setting. We meet Odysseus, his wife Penelope, and his son Telemachus.They all lived in Ithaca. Odysseus was stranded at sea after fighting in the Trojan War. When he was trying get out of the city where the Trojan War was his men that fought beside him wanted to stay and fill their stomachs and drink to their content. While his men were drinking and eating, the Cicones who had escaped the city went and gathered

  • Odysseus Encounter With Athene In Homer's Odyssey

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    a delay in his homecoming, because Poseidon—the father of the cyclops—punishes him by causing storms, thus elongating his homecoming. This is one instance in which Odysseus’ resourcefulness has ambiguous consequences, which raises the question that perhaps his saving grace could also be a negative trait in certain situations. Cunning can be self-harmful if the trickery is against someone more powerful. This is the case when Odysseus, a mortal, offends Poseidon, a god, with his cunning and

  • The Fastest And Toughest Journeys In Homer's Odyssey

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    Circe and Tiresias who all help or hurt him along his expedition back to Ithaca. Polyphemus, a dangerous cyclops, impacted Odysseus negatively by attempting to kill him and his men. Polyphemus ate some of Odysseus’ crew and prayed to his father, Poseidon, that Odysseus never makes it home to Ithaca and sees his family or kingdom ever again. The narrator explains that

  • Theme Of Respect In The Odyssey

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    back the gods through sacrifice. Phaeacia is one of the most ideal of places for respect and love for the gods. The king and queen of Phaeacia follow xenia, hospitality and all of the respectful customs to new guests, and they always sacrifice to Poseidon the best of their flock. Phaeacians have not had any real problems with their kingdom because they always did the right things. This alone could explain why respecting your land and those around you can be so crucial to life.

  • The Hero Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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    progresses, Odysseus learns that he is just on mortal man, nothing more and nothing less. After the wreckage of his ship, Odysseus finds himself stranded in the middle of the sea, at the mercy of the enraged god Poseidon. As Odysseus struggles on a small shard of wood to stay afloat, Poseidon smites the poor sailor with huge waves that thrash Odysseus throughout the open ocean. (The Odyssey). And as a result of this encounter, Odysseus learns his place in the world-learning that he is not the king of

  • The Hero Of Odysseus As An Epic Hero

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    How would you feel upon returning home after 20 years to find your house commandeered by suitors desiring to gain your wealth and power? The epic poem ' 'The Odyssey ' ' centers around the protagonist Odysseus and his journey returning home after the Trojan war. As any other conventional epic poem, the protagonist is an epic hero, which is evident about Odysseus. Odysseus most fits the description of an epic hero in the sense that he journeys, has superhuman strength, and has a major flaw. A large