All about Mythology
by: Mackenzie Tesik
Mythology: stories created to give values to persons, places and things. Myths were passes down orally from one generation to the next. Myths respond to our need of some kind of reassurance and meaning in the universe.
Greek God- Poseidon was the god of the sea. Poseidon was an official god of olympus, but he spent must of his time under water. Poseidon had two brothers, Hades and Zeus. Zeus was the god of the sky, and Hades was the god of the underworld. Poseidon had married Nereus's daughter , the sea nymph, Ampritrite. Poseidon's weapon was a trident which can shake earth and shatter any object.
Mythical Creature- A centaur is a mythical creature that is half man, half horse. There is one Centaur named Chiron who is said to be a gifted healer. often Zeus would send Centaurs to punish humans and gods who offended him.
Myth Summary- One Greek myth about Poseidon is that Rhea saved him by giving him to a flock of lambs when he was born and tricked Cronus giving him a colt for him to swallow. He was then raised by Telchines and Khodes.
Modern Day Connection- One modern day connection is The Little Mermaid. It has to do with Poseidon, his trident and his daughters.