Ruler of the Water: Poseidon
The reason I talk Atlantis this week so I can honor her greatest of all gods Poseidon.
When the Olympian Gods divided the domains by drawing lots, Poseidon won the game. He chosen the seas because he saw the skies are empty and the seas is full with life, mysteries and adventure. Part of his domain is other bodies of waters such as lakes and rivers although most rivers do have their own gods, sons of Oceanus. They agree to all shares the power over the earth, though the greatest responsibility for it went to Poseidon.
Poseidon is often called “Earth-Shaker” because he has the power to create earthquakes with his trident. Even Hades is afraid that the roof of the Underworld might fall down when Poseidon set off his quakes. His trident was gift from the Elder Cyclopes, sons of Ouranos and Gaia, for help free them from Tartarus and defeating Kronos and his army. With his trident, Poseidon can create sea storms, tsunamis, summon sea monsters you get picture. He answer to Zeus mostly of time and not even Zeus can always control him in before severe damage is done. This is why no one want to get on Poseidon’s bad side especially seafarer and fishing communities.
In the first years of his rule, the young Zeus proved to be a reckless and arrogant ruler. He was too busy whoring around neglecting his deity. Everyone was rather displeased with his performance. Poseidon, Hera, and Athena recruited the others to overthrow the government. They did manage to capture and immobilize Zeus, but he quickly managed to escape and thwart their plot. For punishment Poseidon was banished from his home. He and Apollo were sentenced to a year of manual labor building the great wall around Troy while working disguised as a mortals.
Laomedon, King of Troy had promised to pay the gods with vines of gold when the wall was finished but failed to keep his end of the bargain. Poseidon was infuriated and sent a sea monster to punish the city, but the monster was killed by Heracles (Hercules).
But Poseidon could hold a grudge for a long time. During the Trojan War Poseidon was delighted to fight on the side of the Greeks. In an act of kindness (or perhaps he just had a keen eye for talent), he spared the life of the young warrior Aeneas by hiding him away so that he would live to rule the Trojans in the future.
|Poseidon and his beloved Pelops|
As a fertility god, Poseidon is every bit as lusty and sexually insatiable as his brother Zeus, if not more so. They both had numerous affairs and a great number of children resulted from their liaisons. But there was a difference. When Zeus desired a woman he usually made an effort to seduce her, either by courting her affection or by trickery. Poseidon, however, used outright physical force to get his way or courting women’s affection. As a fertility god, Poseidon's trident symbolized his instinctual, primal, sexual energy and ability to impregnate.
Poseidon do have a male lover named Pelops but for June edition.
Sons of Poseidon:
|Triton, Messenger of the Sea|
|Theseus, Hero of Athens|
|Nauplius Great Sailor|
|Bellerophon, Slayer of the Chimera|