Poseidon, in old Greek religion, divine force of the ocean (and of water by and large), quakes, and ponies. He is recognized from Pontus, the exemplification of the ocean and the most seasoned Greek heavenly nature of the waters. The name Poseidon implies all things considered “spouse of the earth” or “ruler of the earth.” Traditionally, he was a child of Cronus (the most youthful of the 12 Titans) and of Cronus’ sister and partner Rhea, a ripeness goddess. Poseidon was a sibling of Zeus, the sky god and boss divinity of old Greece, and of Hades, lord of the hidden world. At the point when the three siblings ousted their dad, the realm of the ocean fell by part to Poseidon. His weapon and fundamental image was the harpoon, maybe once a fish stick. As indicated by the Greek writer Hesiod, Poseidon’s pike, similar to Zeus’ thunderclap and Hades’ cap, was formed by the three Cyclopes.
As the lord of quakes, Poseidon was additionally associated with dry land, and a significant number of his most established spots of love in Greece were inland, however these were at times focused on pools and streams or in any case connected with water. In this perspective, he was known as enosichthon and ennosigaios (“earth-shaker”) and was adored as asphalios (“stabilizer”). As the lord of ponies, Poseidon is thought to have been acquainted with Greece by the most punctual Hellenes, who likewise acquainted the main ponies with the country about the second century BCE. Poseidon himself fathered numerous ponies, most popular of which was the winged pony Pegasus by the Gorgon Medusa.
Poseidon collided with an assortment of figures in land debates. Remarkable among these was a challenge for sway over Attica, which he lost to the goddess Athena. Regardless of losing, Poseidon was likewise venerated there, especially at Colonus.
Poseidon’s posterity was heap. He was the dad of Pelias and Neleus by Tyro, the girl of Salmoneus, and in this way turned into the heavenly predecessor of the imperial groups of Thessaly and Messenia. A significant number of his children became rulers in different pieces of the antiquated Greek world. Else he had numerous immense posterity, including goliaths and savage animals, like Orion, Antaeus, and Polyphemus. Better of many, with a few consorts, Poseidon additionally was hitched to the Oceanid Amphitrite, with whom he likewise had different posterity, including the ocean animal Triton.
The main celebration in Poseidon’s honor was the Isthmia, the location of popular athletic challenges (counting horse races), celebrated in substitute for a long time close to the Isthmus of Corinth. His person as an ocean god in the long run turned into his generally unmistakable workmanship, and he was addressed with the properties of the spear, the dolphin, and the fish. The Romans, overlooking his different perspectives, distinguished him with Neptune as ocean god.