Monday, 9 January 2012

Ποσειδώνας (Poseidon)

 Ποσειδώνας (Poseidon)

Gender: Male
Status: Immortal
Parents: Kronos and Rhea
Siblings: Zeus, Hestia, Hera, Demeter and Hades
Home: Atlantis, Olympus
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Black
Weapons: Trident


As the personification of the sea, he has omnipotent control over the ocean. He is capable of summoning and controlling fierce storms over the water, though it is unknown to what extent he can summon storms over land or how his weather powers compare to Zeus. Poseidon also has overall powers on the ground. With his trident, he can create massive earthquakes, hence of one of his names: The Earthshaker. Like all gods, his sphere is one with his emotions- when he is angry, he inadvertently summons hurricanes, when at peace, the sea is calm. He possesses the natural abilities of a god. It is assumed that he could transform a person into plankton or kelp.

His power compared to Zeus is a subject of much debate. It is generally agreed that Zeus is stronger, with Poseidon being a close second, however this is only because of the domain that they rule over. While Zeus controls the massive skies and the heavens above, there aren't as many creatures that inhabit it as Poseidon's realm of the ocean. It could also be argued that the spheres they control, with Zeus (sky) being the highest and Poseidon (ocean) in the middle. During the second Titanmoachy he was the only god to seriously wound Typhon, but there were extenuating circumstances on both sides that make the true status in doubt. 

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