Have you ever wanted to learn about the Greek Gods? Well, I will tell you about one of them. His name is Poseidon. You may have heard of him before. He is VERY important. He is one of the main 12 Olympian gods and goddesses. That means he gets a thrown on Mount Olympus.
I guess you want to know who Poseidon’s parents were. His parents were Rea and Cronus. One day Cronus decided to kill his father Uranus. Uranus is the titan of the sky. Cronus killed Uranus with a scythe. While Uranus was dying he said, “One day one of your children will kill you.”
Cronus decided he would never have children. But eventually Rea had children. Here are the children she had: Hera, Poseidon, Hades, Hesta, Demeter, and Chiron. Chiron is a centaur. Rea was so sad, because her children were getting eaten by Cronus. She decided her next baby Zeus would not be eaten at all. When she had the baby Zeus she hid it in a cradle. Then she wrapped a rock in bundles and gave it to Cronus to eat. Cronus took it and ate it, blanket and all. One day he threw up all his children. They were all still alive because gods and titans can never die. When the children grew up, they decided to overtake their father and send him to Tarturus where the dead stay. They had succeeded in their plan.
You might want to know one story about the great Poseidon. I will tell you my favorite story about Poseidon. Poseidon really liked his sister Demeter. In those days it was alright to marry your brother or sister, if you were a god. One day he chased her and cornered her. Demeter said, “Give me a gift and you can marry me.” So Poseidon created the horse. Poseidon loved the horse, so he created a herd of horses. But Demeter liked the first horse best. Poseidon forgot all about Demeter while creating the horse.
Here is another favorite Poseidon story of mine. Poseidon wanted to marry a nymph named Fisteest. He was about to marry her when a prophecy said, “If she gives birth to a child, the child will be greater than the father.” So Poseidon did not marry her at all. He married another nymph. The poor girl did not want to marry him. So Poseidon sent a dolphin to talk to her. The dolphin calmed her down. Poseidon married her and all was happy.
Facts about Poseidon
- Poseidon is the god of the sea.
- He created the horse.
- He can create earthquakes when he is SUPER mad.
- He is a greedy, but a kind god.
- He is Zeus’ older brother.
Now you know all about Poseidon.