Poseidon and Amphitrite
The wife of Poseidon was called Amphitrite. When the god started seducing her, she ran away and hide herself in the Atlantic ocean. Poseidon sent dolphins to find her and take her back. After their married she gave birth to a son, Triton, who had the body of a human and the tail of a fish. He lived with his parents in their castle, which was in the depths of the sea. Triton carried a sea shell with himself, and used to blow it in order to calm down or summon the winds. Poseidon, on the other hand, had a trident. He and his wife were often portraited in the ancient greek art travelling over the sea with a carriage, pulled by mythical creatures - hyppocampuses - half horses and half dolphins. Horses were very dear to Poseidon and some myths tell us that he created them as a gift to the citizens of Athens.



Earthquakes
Poseidon was also called the god of the earthquakes. He was very vengeful."Odysseus" tells the story of the hero Odysseus who was chased by the fury of Poseidon, because he blinded his son - the cyclops Polypheme. According to some people, the earthquake destroyed Sparta in 464 B.C., was caused by Poseidon, as a revenge to the Spartans who killed some of his priests.
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