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Poseidon and the attack of RellimsAfter many days and nights of travel by sea, Odysseus and his crew crave the savory taste of succulent meat. ... Taking their chances with the god of the sea, Poseidon, the crew throws in their fishing lines hoping for an appetizing meal."... Personally, I was uneasy about our fishing in Poseidon's sea. ... That incident incurred Poseidon's wrath upon me. ...
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Poseidon I just finished reading about the god Poseidon. ... The name of this story is Poseidon. ... Poseidon had a son with Amphitrite. ... One of the islands that Poseidon made was named Delos. ... Poseidon is just one of the many Greek gods. ...
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Some modern scholars have argued that Odysseus is too brutal with the Cyclops, Polyphemus, and that he earns the 'wrath of Poseidon'. ... He earns the 'wrath of Poseidon' in the same way that almost any man would earn a father's wrath if he deliberately blinded the son. ... Polyphemus is far more brutal than Odysseus and therefore Odysseus does not deserve the wrath of Poseidon....
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During his journey Odysseus is impeded by Poseidon and assisted by Athena. ... Homer shows that Zeus is neutral to Odysseus return, unlike Athena and Poseidon. ... The final choice was between Poseidon and Athena. Poseidon brought the horse as a gift and Athena brought the olive tree. ... Odysseus is at odds with Poseidon. ...
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Poseidon was the husband of Amphitrite, who was one of the Nereids. ... Poseidon and the Gorgon Medusa were the parents of the famous winged horse, Pegasus. ... The horse, the symbol of gushing springs, and the bull were sacred animals to Poseidon. In classical artwork, Poseidon very much resembles Zeus. ... Poseidon had a prominent part in numerous ancient myths and legends. ...
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Poseidon hates Odysseus for what he did to his son the Cyclops, Polyphemus. ... With this, Polyphemus prays to his father, Poseidon, a!nd by Odysseus revealing his name, Poseidon knows who blinds his son (9:584-585). Poseidon swears that Odysseus will never return home safely. When Poseidon notices that Calypso, the nymph, lets Odysseus go he is outraged. ...
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His sisters where Hera, Demeter, and Hestia his brothers where Hades, and Poseidon. ... Athene was a kalous goddess.Poseidon Poseidon was god of the sea and his weapon was a trident. Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon rolled dice to see how gets which area. Zeus won so he chose the sky Poseidon chose the sea and Hades was always unlucky so he got the under world. ... She came from the sea from foam then Poseidon's white horses brought her to the island of Cythera. ...
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For instance, Zeus became Jupiter and Poseidon became Neptune. ... Neptune, or Poseidon, god of the sea, is said to have first created the magical four-legged animals that divided into unicorns and normal horses (Brush and Davis 67).Some other minor and less important gods and goddesses explain ideas and simply give an explanation to why things happen and what causes them. ...
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The temples within its walls were used to worship Greek gods like Athena and Poseidon. ... It was also the site of several sacred spots, including the mark of Poseidon's trident spear, the graves of the legendary Erechtheus and Kekrops, but most importantly it housed the temple of Athena Polias, protectress of the city and goddess of the hearth. ... The two pediments of the temple are decorated with mythological scenes: the east, above the building's main entrance, shows the birth of Athena, and the west, the fight between Athena and Poseidon for the name of the city of Athens. ...
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HadesAfter overthrowing Cronus, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades drew lots for shares of the world. ... Each time Persephone returns to Hades, Demeter hardens her heart and the earth is wracked with bitter cold and harsh winds.Hades is often confused with the Roman god, Pluto.Hades He was Zeus' and Poseidon's brother who was the King of the Dead, not death itself. ... He was the son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea and the brother of Zeus and Poseidon. ...
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The temples within its walls were used to worship Greek gods like Athena and Poseidon. ... It was also the site of several sacred spots, including the mark of Poseidon's trident spear, the graves of the legendary Erechtheus and Kekrops, but most importantly it housed the temple of Athena Polias, protectress of the city and goddess of the hearth. ... The two pediments of the temple are decorated with mythological scenes: the east, above the building's main entrance, shows the birth of Athena, and the west, the fight between Athena and Poseidon for the name of the city of Athens. ...
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The Greeks followed mythology. Mythology was believed to have been run by three different groups of god. First came the titans, two of them were Gaea and Uranus. The next group was the Olympians; two of them were Zeus and Poseidon. Then after the Olympians came the lesser gods and two examples of th...
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He lost them because the king of the seas; Poseidon hated him. ... While he and his men were looking around the cave, Polyphemus the Cyclops, son of Poseidon, came home with his herd of sheep and trapped the men in the cave by pushing a huge rock in front of the door. ... (p110) which lead the Polyphemus' prayer to his father Poseidon to punish Odysseus for blinding him.Aeolus gave Odysseus the evil winds that would prevent them to getting back to Ithaca in a sack but while Odysseus was sleeping, his men opened the bag and they got blown off back to the Island of Aeolus who refused them t...
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The Odyssey, by Homer, is about Odysseus, the king of Ithaca. Odysseus fights in the Trojan War and wins. He travels towards Ithaca but does not reach it because he is not in favor of Poseidon, god of the sea, who prevents his return. For many years, Odysseus wanders the seas and has many...
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Either Poseidon had no desire to kill Odysseus or he simply did not have the power to do that. ... In the Odyssey after Odysseus ruins Cyclops' eye Cyclops prays to his father Poseidon and says, "Hear me, Poseidon, Girdler of Earth, god of the sable locks. ... It goes on to say that Poseidon heard his prayer. ... Obviously it was not known to Poseidon that Odysseus was going to gouge out Cyclops' eye or else Poseidon would have done something to stop it earlier, in fact the story alludes that Poseidon was not even aware that it had happened until Cyclops prayed to him. ... Odysseus w...
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TOPEX/Poseidon is an example where ethical questions arise. Mostly taxpayers in the United States funded TOPEX/Poseidon and the GPS receiver located on TOPEX/Poseidon.The TOPEX/Poseidon satellite is equipped with a "state-of-the-art" radar altimetry system. There are two altimeters on board TOPEX/Poseidon, one that is provided by NASA and the other, which is known as Poseidon, is provided by CNES. ... At present, the GPSDR on TOPEX/Poseidon is the chief instrument used for POD. GPSDR allows precise tracking and POD of TOPEX/Poseidon. ...
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Completing a JourneyIts been twenty years since Odysseus has been able to go home to his kingdom and family, because Poseidon has a grudge toward him and would not let him leave. Currently his kingdom is slowly falling apart, and Athena, who always liked Odysseus, recognizes this and says that it i...
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Pluto and Poseidon over heard this, and objected to the idea right away. Poseidon thensaid, "how about I being the great ruler of the sky, and everything beyond." ... Pluto then told Poseidon, "we should spit thekingdom equally between the two of us." Poseidon agreed, deciding that it wouldn'tmatter who wins between the two of them. ... Then he named Poseidon to the waters of the earth which we drink from. ...
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(Iliad 394).Zeus and Poseidon certainly hate each other! Zeus wants Poseidon to quit the war and Poseidon wants to make sure Zeus will not hold up the walls of Troy. ... Poseidon is definitely the enemy in these passages. ... Poseidon is ultimately jealous of Zeus. ... Poseidon hates Zeus because he is jealous Zeus got the heavens. ...
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It stems from his encounter with Poseidon's son, Polyphemos. ... Odysseus' men did nothing to offend Poseidon. ... It was not fate and his men's stupidity was not arbitrary; it was Poseidon. ... Odysseus endures his hardships and strife until Poseidon is appeased. ... The reason in for Odysseus' torment is obvious: he blinded Poseidon's son. ...
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With the gods in favor of Odysseus return all he had to fight was the challenges Poseidon threw at him. ... Even though Athena played a key role in Odysseus life she was still unable to protect him from the challenges he faced with Poseidon, Calypso, and Helios. ... Athena being Odysseus's wisdom, Helios the jealousy hidden in our curiosity, Calypso the temptation we face, and Poseidon the challenges in life we face everyday. ... Poseidon tormented blinded Polyphemus. Poseidon would have never tormented Odysseus if only he kept his boastful self-quiet. ...
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With the gods in favor of Odysseus return all he had to fight was the challenges Poseidon threw at him. ... Even though Athena played a key role in Odysseus life she was still unable to protect him from the challenges he faced with Poseidon, Calypso, and Helios. ... Athena being Odysseus's wisdom, Helios the jealousy hidden in our curiosity, Calypso the temptation we face, and Poseidon the challenges in life we face everyday. ... Poseidon tormented blinded Polyphemus. Poseidon would have never tormented Odysseus if only he kept his boastful self-quiet. ...
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Zeus used this power when Poseidon asked him for permission to seek revenge on the Phaiakians because they had helped Odysseus return to Ithaka. Before Poseidon acted on the Phaiakians, he went to Zeus and said, Aye, god of the stormy sky, I should have taken vengeance, as you say, and on my own; but I respect, and would avoid, your anger. ... This is shown by Poseidon's attempts to make Odysseus's journey home more troublesome than the other Gods wish. ... Odysseus's continual defiance of Poseidon, and overcoming of the obstacles set forth, kindled Poseidon's wrath. .....
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But the three brothers (Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon) split the land amongst themselves. ... Poseidon picked the Sea, being the second strongest. ... Poseidon lived there, but usually liked to live in the Sea, where he ruled. ... He woke up because of Poseidon shouting and bellowing at the Greeks. ... Poseidon came, but was defiant. ...
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All of the gods felt sorry for him, except Poseidon. ... Poseidon makes a storm. ... They went into a cave for shelter and got trapped by Polyphemus, son of Poseidon. ... Then plant the oar like a tree and make an offerring to Poseidon. ... Odysseus sacrifices 20 prime bulls and 20 prime heifers to appease Poseidon. ...
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