Poseidon the Ancient Greek God of the Sea and Horses

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Kelly Macquire
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published on 15 November 2022

Poseidon in ancient Greek mythology was the god of the sea, horses, earthquakes and storms, floods and droughts, and was also a protector of mariners. Due to his governance over natural disasters like storms and floods, Poseidon was probably the most destructive of the gods, although he wasn't necessarily always a negative force. Poseidon was also associated with horses, as the patron of horses and horse breeding, and to the Romans, he was known as Neptune.

Poseidon was married to the Nereid Amphitrite, although she didn’t always seem too keen on the prospect of marrying Poseidon since, at one point, she fled to the Atlas mountains until the dolphin Delphinus persuaded her to return and marry the god of the sea. With Amphitrite, Poseidon had a few children, their most famous being Triton who was half fish and half man.

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— CHAPTERS —
0:00​ Introduction
1:04 Who is the Greek God Poseidon?
4:38 Myths of Poseidon
6:57 Cult and Worship of Poseidon
9:55 Outro

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About the Author

Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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Macquire, K. (2022, November 15). Poseidon the Ancient Greek God of the Sea and Horses. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2869/poseidon-the-ancient-greek-god-of-the-sea-and-hors/

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Macquire, Kelly. "Poseidon the Ancient Greek God of the Sea and Horses." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 15, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2869/poseidon-the-ancient-greek-god-of-the-sea-and-hors/.

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Macquire, Kelly. "Poseidon the Ancient Greek God of the Sea and Horses." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Nov 2022. Web. 27 Nov 2022.

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