Poseidon, the god of the oceans, horses, and earthquakes is usually depicted as holding a trident with a fish tail or with legs riding in a chariot drawn by horses with tails or legs. His symbols are horses, dolphins, and a trident, a three-pronged spear. Poseidon, the god of many names, was most famous as the god of the sea. He lived in a palace made out of coral and gems on the ocean floor. He is associated with horses because he had a chariot pulled by horses. Some myths say that he created the horse out of a breaking wave and he loved to race the waves with his snow-white horses. Poseidon is used every day. There is a Poseidon Seafood Restaurant and a Neptune Fishing Company. There are many places that have the same myth about him. Edith Hamilton, Bulfinch Mythology, Dictionary of gods and goddesses, Book of Myths (all books), and Encyclopedia Mythica (website) all say that he is the god of the sea and horses and his brothers are Zeus and Hades.
Poseidon with Medusa the Gorgon fathered Pegasus, the winged horse. When the Greek hero, Perseus, cut off Medusa’s head, Pegasus spran...
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