Cronus and Rhea are the parents of Poseidon in Greek mythology. Poseidon is one of the 3 sons; the others are Hades and Zeus. And their three sisters were Demeter, Hestia, Hera, and while Cronus was the horrible father who feared his own children so he ate them at birth. He continued to eat the newborns until his wife tricked him by giving him stones instead to save Zeus. But sadly Poseidon (and Hades) was eaten by Cronus to save them Zeus (who was being raised by nymphs) became Cronus’ cupbearer. He poisoned Cronus and he threw up Poseidon. They started a war against Cronus it lasted for ten years until the brothers released the Cyclopes and in return they gave the each a weapon. Poseidon received a trident, Zeus a lightning bolt, and Hades the helmet of darkness.
They used the weapons to beat Cronus and the other titans. They drew lots to see who got what Poseidon got sea, Zeus got sky, and Hades got hell. One time Poseidon got so angry he caused up storms and earthquakes everywhere.
To stop his sad feelings, Poseidon wanted to find a bride. On his way, he stumbled upon the mermaid Amphitrite, a sea nymph with golden hair and sparkling blue eyes, dancing on the island of Naxos with her friends. Taken by her extraordinary beauty, Poseidon couldn't help but falling in love with her and asked her to be his wife. Amphitrite, a granddaughter of the Greek god of the seas Oceanus and the daughter of the gentle Sea god Nereus, was trying to protect her virginity in all possible ways. So s...
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...Attica. Poseidon eventually lost. To avenge the loss he punished the residents by flooding the plain of Attica. And wherever Poseidon goes he rides in a golden chariot drawn by two white horses with gold manes and brass hooves. Unfortunately Poseidon was quick to anger. The reason I chose Poseidon was because Poseidon is awesome if he was actually real but he is not. Plus I thought it would be cool if I could have all the powers he has. Poseidon would never of had died if he was real but only if people would stop of worshiping him he would of have disappeared.
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