Noah Contreras May 20, 2014

What is mythology?

Mythology is a collection of or the study of myths.

The ancient Greeks and Romans used mythology to explain things in a certain way or custom.

Greek god: Poseidon

Poseidon is the greek god of the sea, horses, and earthquakes. His roman name is Neptune and his role is to protect all of water. He can command waves, create storms, landslides, floods, whirlpoopls, and islands. His symbols are the trident and the war horse.

Mythical Creature: Hippocampus

The hippocampus is a sea horse used to pull Poseidon's chariot. It had the top half of a horse and the lower half of a fish. They were fairly strong and were able to swim swiftly through the ocean.

Myth Summary

Cronos and Rhea gave birth to many kids, but they were all eaten by Cronos. This was done because he had the fear that they would overpower him, like he did to his father. When Rhea gave birth to Zeus, she hid him and fooled Cronos into eating a rock instead. Latter, as Zeus aged, he became strong and wise and fooled Cronos into having a laxative. Cronos threw up all his children, which were saved by Zeus, and that's when the Olympians defeated the titans. After it all ended, Zeus was given the sky, Poseidon the sea, and Hades the underworld.

Modern Day Connections:

One modern day connection is the horse because the Ancient Greeks believed that Poseidon was the creator of all horses. Another connection is with the "little mermaid." This is because, in the movie, Ariel's fathers name is King Triton. King Triton's original name was Poseidon but it was then changed because Disney felt that kids would not understand its meaning.

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