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    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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    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

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    Poseidon Research Paper

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    Poseidon, wow ,remarkable person, as well as every other God. But Poseidon stood out for me.Poseidon was the god of sea, earthquakes and horses. He had the power to control water, in all different sorts like the ocean, rivers, dams and lakes. He was known for his bad temper and was greatly feared because of his ability to cause earthquakes. Poseidon name is the Greek word for husband that’s a fun fact. The Arcadians say that when Poseidon was born his mother declared to her husband Cronos, who used

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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

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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

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    The epic The Odyssey and the movie O Brother, Where Art Though has similar events and characters. Both the poem and the film seem to have characters that have the same qualities or roles. They also have some events that are similar, such as Big Dan T’s death by the burning cross and Polyphemus loses his vision by the flaming spear. Many characters have the same roles in The Odyssey as the characters in O Brother, Where Art Though. An example of similar characters is the blind railroad conductor

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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

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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

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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.

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    because wise Odysseus is being described. Another point made about epithets occurs when Poseidon was getting revenge on Odysseus. According to the text, "Then he gathered the clouds, and stirred up the deep with his trident: he roused all the tempestuous winds and covered in clouds both land and sea; night rushed down from the heavens." (Homer 68). This is considered a epithet because the quote shows what Poseidon is capable of and that he is does not have

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    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

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    more than I love her. I fought for freedom, and now it 's my turn to pay for the lives lost. Unlike Helen, I am away from those I truly love. Hardships and sufferings were by the hand of Poseidon, cursed for pure entertainment by the Gods of high Olympus. The day awakens; I am surrounded by vivid greens and bright colors, Waves crash against the rocks, as Zeus would throw a thunderbolt.

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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

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