The Sea God: Poseidon
From the tales of Ancient Greece to the retellings of Ancient Rome, Poseidon remains one of the most mentioned, worshipped, and studied god in history. He is even mentioned today from the tales of Percy Jackson, being the father of the main character, Percy (Perseus). And to SpongeBob Squarepants, where he is renamed Neptune and is the King of the Sea and all of Bikini Bottom and onward. The Sea God still is part of our books and movies and influences others to question his immensity. Like the other well-known gods, Poseidon carries stories of his time, shares relations with other Gods, and continue to inspire artists of our day to reinterpret his image in exaggerating his greatness.
Poseidon, the God of the Seas and its creatures, is considered one of the most powerful gods since Ancient Greece. Previously, when he first came to be, there was the story of Kronos, the King of the Gods, and the Father of Time (Evslin 3). Being the son of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaia (Earth), Kronos was a first generational Titan who married his sister Rhea who bore him his three famous sons Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades (Thomson 39). However, before the birth of his sons, Kronos had taken his father’s power and title but was prophesized by the dying Uranus that one of his own would strip him of his dominion and his rule would be overtaken (Hard 28). Once that had come to pass, it was his sons that were left to take Kronos’ power and divide it amongst themselves. They took on a game of polls with each son wanting their own realm to govern. Zeus received the realm of the heavens and took the title of his father, further becoming the ‘God of the Skies’ and man. Hades, the unlucky brother, became the ‘God of the Underground’, a...
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...and ports were coordinated in a way that it would be befitting to have the God of the Sea close to bodies of water. Some cultural folks of the land remarked that it reminds them of the god that controls their waters and the history that go along with them. Poseidon, in some cultures, a reminder of desired successful catches in the sea and peaceful sails along the seas.
To conclude, there is much to say and study of this Roman and Greek god. Poseidon is still mentioned, worshipped, and studied to this day. There are old ancient works such as the Zeus/Poseidon that could have better explained to people of what the old artist’s minds sculptures envisioned in their works, to the latest of the statue of Neptune that could bring back a dead style of art. Either gains up a better understanding of the Sea God and he will further be incorporated in our books and movies today.
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