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  • 1. NEPTUNE
  • 2. Poseidon is similar in appearance to his brother Zeus, but is generally more severe and rough
    He is the god of water and the sea and carries the trident (three-pronged fork resembling a fisherman’s spear)
    He is called the “Earthshaker” and exhibits his violence by the rending of the land and the surge of the sea
    By a mere stroke of his trident, he may destroy and kill
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  • 4. Jupiter established himself as lord of gods and men, but he shares his powers with his brothers, Neptune and Pluto
    Jupiter assumes the sky; Neptune, the sea; Pluto, the Underworld
  • 5. The Flood
    Set upon destroying humankind, Jupiter decided on a great flood
    He sent the Winds and rain to destroy the human race and called on Neptune to bring waves as reinforcements
  • 6. The Flood
    Neptune called together the seas and rivers and ravaged the land in a terrible flood, leaving only one man and one woman left alive
  • 7. In the Iliad Poseidon favors the Greeks, and on several occasion takes an active part in the battle against the Trojan forces.
    However, he later rescues Aeneas after the Trojan prince is laid low by Achilles.
  • 8. In the Aeneid, Neptune is still resentful of the wandering Trojans, but is not as vindictive as Juno,
    He rescues the Trojan fleet from the goddess's attempts to wreck it, although his primary motivation for doing this is his annoyance at Juno's having intruded into his domain.
  • 9. Triumph of Neptune, Roman mosaic
  • 10. In the Odyssey, Odysseus blinds Poseidon’s Cyclops son Polyphemus, earning Poseidon’s unrelenting hatred
  • 11. Poseidon and Amphitrite
    Amphitrite was a Nereid (mermaid) and Poseidon’s wife
  • 12. As husband and wife, they play similar roles to Zeus and Hera: Poseidon has a weakness for women, and Amphitrite is angry and vengeful
  • 13. Poseidon and Demeter
    Poseidon pursued Demeter while she was searching for her daughter and to avoid him she turned herself into a mare. In his lust for her, Poseidon transformed himself into a stallion and captured her.
  • 14. Their procreation resulted in a horse, Arion.
    This union tells of the origin of Poseidon as a male spirit of fertility
  • 15. They have a son, Triton (a merman)
    Neptune and Triton, marble by Gian-Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)
  • 16. Scylla and Charybdis
    Poseidon made advances to Scylla, Amphitrite became jealous and threw magic herbs into Scylla’s bathing place
    Scylla was transformed into a terrifying monster, encircled with a ring of dogs’ heads
  • 17. Scylla and Charybdis
    Scylla’s home was a cave in the Straits of Messina between Sicily and Italy
    With her was Charybdis, daughter of Poseidon and Gaia
    Charybdis was cast into the sea by Zeus’ thunderbolt and three times daily she drew in mountains of water and spewed them out again
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  • 20. Medusa and Poseidon
    Medusa was the most important of the three Gorgon sisters; Poseidon was her lover
  • 21. When the hero Perseus beheaded Medusa, she was pregnant; from her corpse sprang a winged horse, Pegasus, and a son, Chrysaor (He of the Golden Sword)
  • 22. Contest for Athens
    Athena became the patron goddess of the city of Athens after a competition with Poseidon.
    The people of Athens agreed that Poseidon and Athena would give the Athenians one gift and the Athenians would choose whichever gift they preferred.
  • 23. Contest for Athens
    Poseidon struck the ground with his trident and a spring sprang up; the water was salty and not very useful
  • 24. Contest for Athens
    Athena offered them an olive tree. The Athenians accepted the olive tree and along with it Athena as their patron, for the olive tree brought wood, oil and food.
  • 25. Contest for Athens
    In his anger over the decision, Poseidon flooded the Attic Plain.
    Eventually, Athena and Poseidon worked together by combining their powers: even though Poseidon was the god of horses, Athena built the first chariot.

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