Poseidon was the son of Cronus and Rhea, the king and queen of the
Poseidon was the second son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. In most accounts he is swallowed by Cronus at birth and is later saved, along with his other siblings, by Zeus.
[N.B. Hestia was the first-born child of Kronos (Cronus) and so the first to be devoured and last disgorged (i.e. her rebirth). Hence the poet describes her as both the oldest and youngest child.]
When Cronus ate his children, Poseidon was freed by his brother Zeus. Upon defeating Cronus and the Titans, Zeus divided the three kingdoms of the sky, the sea, and the underworld between himself and his two brothers, Poseidon and Hades.
The very next day Cronus was tricked into swallowing a potion of herbs that he thought would make him invincible. Instead, the potion caused him to throw up five of his children whom he had swallowed at their births -- Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades and Poseidon.
Traditionally, he was a son of Cronus (the youngest of the 12 Titans) and of Cronus's sister and consort Rhea, a fertility goddess. Poseidon was a brother of Zeus, the sky god and chief deity of ancient Greece, and of Hades, god of the underworld.
Poseidon's strengths: He is a creative god, designing all the creatures of the sea. He can control waves and ocean conditions. Poseidon's weaknesses: Warlike, though not so much as Ares; moody and unpredictable.
Personality. By all accounts Poseidon was not specifically evil but rather just casually cruel. He frequently fought with his brother.
Poseidon was furious with Odysseus and his crew because they blinded his son, the cyclops Polyphemus. Even before this, however, Poseidon was not happy with Odysseus, since Odysseus fought for the Greeks in the Trojan War, while Poseidon favored the Trojans; the Greeks were ultimately victorious.
After being born, Poseidon was swallowed by his father Cronus because of a prophesy that said Cronus' children would someday overthrow him. Poseidon was eventually saved by his younger brother Zeus.
Zeus is the leader of the gods, but he does not attain this position because he is more powerful than Poseidon. Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades draw lots to decide which parts of the world each would rule after defeating the Titans. Zeus draws the rule of Olympus, where most of the gods live.
As Halirrhothios, son of Poseidon and a nymphe named Eurtye, was trying to rape Alkippe, Ares caught him at it and slew him. Poseidon had Ares tried on the Areopagos with the twelve gods presiding.
To insure his safety Cronus ate each of the children as they were born. This worked until Rhea, unhappy at the loss of her children, tricked Cronus into swallowing a rock, instead of Zeus. When he grew up Zeus would revolt against Cronus and the other Titans, defeat them, and banish them to Tartarus in the underworld.
Later Kronos threw up the children that he ate and then there was a 10 year war against Cronus and the other Titans. The gods eventually won and overthrew the Titans. Zeus then cut up his father Cronus and threw him into the pit of Tartarus. His Roman equivalent is Saturn.
He was very afraid that one of his children would kill him just as he had murdered his own father. He was so worried he started to eat his own children after they were born, much to his wife Rhea's horror!
Poseidon's Secret is an Atlantean myth technology in Age of Mythology: The Titans that is available to worshipers of Theia and can be researched at the Military Barracks. Once researched, it increases the attack and movement speed of cavalry units by +15% and +10%, respectively.
POSEIDON was the Olympian god of the sea, earthquakes, floods, drought and horses. The god had numerous lovers in myth. This page describes his divine consorts including the sea-queen Amphitrite, goddess Demeter and Gorgon Medousa.
Poseidon's favorite demigod son, Percy Jackson, was noted to be nearly the spitting image of his father, with the same black hair, sea-green eyes, and brooding look.
In order to overthrow Zeus, Hera decided that she would drug Zeus and make him fall asleep. Once asleep, the gods tied Zeus to his throne. As Zeus awoke, he was furious and began arguing with the gods who bound him to the throne.
But Rhea, his wife, saved the infant Zeus by substituting a stone wrapped in swaddling clothes for Cronus to swallow and hiding Zeus in a cave on Crete. There he was nursed by the nymph (or female goat) Amalthaea and guarded by the Curetes (young warriors), who clashed their weapons to disguise the baby's cries.
Cronus learned from Gaia and Uranus that he was destined to be overcome by his own children, just as he had overthrown his father. As a result, although he sired the gods Demeter, Hestia, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon by Rhea, he devoured them all as soon as they were born to prevent the prophecy.
Poseidon was enamored by Medusa's beauty, and Medusa returned the same feelings. Medusa and Poseidon engaged in a love affair and would have two children together, but not before Athena discovered the illicit affair.
"Poseidon married Amphitrite, and had as children Triton and Rhode."
THE CONTEST BETWEEN ATHENA AND POSEIDON
Poseidon struck the rock with his trident and produced a salt spring or a horse. Athena brought forth an olive tree from the ground by the touch of her spear and she was proclaimed the victor. The olive was fundamental to Athenian economy and life.
Not satisfied with lordship over the sea, Poseidon coveted earthly realms as well. In his dispute with Athena for dominion over Athens, the two gods had a contest as to which one could give the Athenians the best gift. Poseidon shoved his trident into the Acropolis and produced a flowing stream or a horse.