Poseidon

related topics
{god, call, give}
{island, water, area}
{disease, patient, cell}
{land, century, early}
{film, series, show}
{style, bgcolor, rowspan}
{water, park, boat}
{town, population, incorporate}

Poseidon (Greek: Ποσειδῶν; Latin: Neptūnus) was the god of the sea, and, as "Earth-Shaker," of earthquakes in Greek mythology.[1] The name of the sea-god Nethuns in Etruscan was adopted in Latin for Neptune in Roman mythology: both were sea gods analogous to Poseidon. Linear B tablets show that Poseidon was venerated at Pylos and Thebes in pre-Olympian Bronze Age Greece, but he was integrated into the Olympian gods as the brother of Zeus and Hades.[1] Poseidon has many children. There is a Homeric hymn to Poseidon, who was the protector of many Hellenic cities, although he lost the contest for Athens to Athena.

Contents

Etymology

The earliest attested occurrence of the name, written in Linear B, is Po-se-da-o or Po-se-da-wo-ne, which correspond to Poseidaōn and Poseidawonos in Mycenean Greek; in Homeric Greek it appears as Ποσειδάων (Poseidaōn); in Aeolic as Ποτειδάων (Poteidaōn); and in Doric as Ποτειδάν (Poteidan), Ποτειδάων (Poteidaōn), and Ποτειδᾶς (Poteidas).[2] A common epithet of Poseidon is Γαιήοχος Gaiēochos, "Earth-shaker," an epithet which is also identified in Linear B tablets.[3]

Full article ▸

related documents
Silmaril
Maya mythology
Artemis
Priapus
Elysium
Draugr
Excalibur
Book of Micah
Omphale
Ezekiel
Muse
Hesperides
Midas
Nyarlathotep
The Queen of the Damned
Song of Songs
Hel (location)
Álfheimr
Semiramis
Golem
Eos
Exodus
Hermes Trismegistus
Heimdall
Christ
Christian views on magic
Venus (mythology)
Nevi'im
The Great Divorce
Bragi