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  1. About The Poseidon, or Status-6 Multipurpose System, which is a Russian nuclear-powered underwater drone capable of creating half-kilometer tall tsunamis with a 200 megaton nuclear blast. The Russian Navy has already ordered the construction of 30 such devices.

  2. Many movies have been made about life aboard a boat or ship, including The Titanic, The Perfect Storm, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Poseidon Adventure.

  3. Poseidon was also referred to as "earth-shaker" because of his ability to cause earthquakes.

  4. When Perseus beheaded Medusa, a winged horse (Pegasus), and Chrysaor (a golden young man with a sword) sprang from her body. Medusa had been pregnant by Poseidon when she was beheaded and Pegasus and Chrysaor were the offspring of their relationship.

  5. The lowest level of the lighthouse was 100 feet square and 240 feet high. The second level had eight sides and was about 115 feet tall. The third level was a 60 foot high cylinder that had an opening at the top to allow a space where the fire burned to light the way for sailors in the night. On top of this was a statue in honor of Poseidon, the god of the sea.

  6. Pegasus, the mythical divine stallion, is the son of Poseidon and is said to have been born from the blood of Medusa.

  7. Aphrodite had many male partners including Phaeton, Phaon, Butes, Anchises, Nerites, Ares, Dionysus, Hermes, Poseidon, and Adonis.

  8. Homer's description of Athena showed her as a ruthless and fierce warrior. During the Trojan War she struck the ship of the leader of the Locrians - Ajax - with a lightning bolt for his horrible treatment of Athena's priestess. When this didn"t kill him Poseidon caused him to drown.

  9. Clive Cussler's son Dirk co-authored several book in the Dirk Pitt series including Black Wind (2004), Treasure of Khan (2006), Arctic Drift (2008), Crescent Dawn (2010), Poseidon's Arrow (2012), and Havana Storm (2014).

  10. In Greece, the planets are named after their respective divinities' Greek name: Hermes, Aphrodite, Gaia, Ares, Dias/Zeus, Kronos, Ouranos, Poseidon.

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Poseidon is often pictured with a three-pronged spear or trident. His hair is curly and he sports a beard.

Poseidon married Amphitrite, the daughter of Doris and Nereus. She was a sea goddess and nymph. Their children were Triton (half human - half fish) and Bethesikyme, and possibly Rhode.

Poseidon's transportation was a chariot pulled by horses with fishtails (hippocampuses).

Aphrodite was one of the 12 gods of Olympus. The other 11 included Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Athena, Artemis, Apollo, Hephaestus (Aphrodite's husband), Ares, and Hermes.

Poseidon was an ill-tempered, greedy, vengeful, and moody god.

There are statues of Poseidon in Gothenburg, Sweden, in Presov, Slovakia, in Bristol, England, and in Berlin, Germany.

Ares was tried in the highest council of Ancient Greece, at the hill of Areopagus. He was accused of murdering Poseidon's son for the attempted rape of Alkippe - Ares" own daughter. He was the first Greek god to be tried at the hill of Areopagus.

When Zeus and his brothers overthrew Cronus, they each became rulers. Zeus became the ruler of the sky and air; Hades became ruler of the dead; Poseidon became ruler of water.

Poseidon is believed to have caused a beautiful priestess named Medusa to become a Gorgon, after he ravished her in a temple that had been dedicated to Athena, a goddess of Mount Olympia. Poseidon had wanted the city of Athens as his city but Athena won out, making Poseidon vengeful.

Some believe that Poseidon was born to Rhea and Cronus (Titan's king and queen), but that Cronos swallowed Poseidon after his birth for fear that he would take over one day. Some theories suggest that Rhea tricked Cronus and he never swallowed Poseidon while other theories suggest that Zeus rescued Poseidon after he was swallowed.

Zeus" siblings were Hades, Poseidon, Demeter, Hera and Hestia.

Poseidon was the god of the sea. He was Zeus" brother and son of Cronus and Rhea. Poseidon's weapon was the three-pronged trident, which was capable of shattering any object or shaking the earth. His wife was Amphitrite.

Poseidon is the Greek word for "husband".

There are still Greeks who pray to their ancient pantheon (Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, etc.)

Poseidon also had relationships with Aphrodite, Demeter, Gaea, Aba, Agamede, Aethra, Alistra, Alcyone, Alope, Amymone, Arene, Arne, Arethusa, Ascre, Astydameia, and many more.

During the Trojan War Poseidon sided with the Greeks.

Poseidon tried to pursue his sister Demeter but she was not interested and turned herself into a mare to hide among the other horses. Poseidon figured it out and turned himself into a stallion. Their child was a horse named Arion.

The names of the planets in the Greek language correspond to the Greek God names, not the Roman God names. E.g., the planet Aphrodite for Venus and the planet Poseidon for Neptune.

Medusa was originally a priestess of Athena. When she fell in love with Poseidon and married him she went against her vows as a priestess.

Although Poseidon had a palace in the sea made of coral and gems he spent a lot of time at Mount Olympus.

Poseidon's powers included the ability to control the ocean, create storms, clear bad weather, and create earthquakes.

Pegasus was the child of Poseidon, who aside from the ocean was also the god of horses, and Medusa.

Athena and Poseidon did not get along. They competed for the position of guardian over a new city. Poseidon's gift was a river, but when Athena pointed out that it was salt water, the city's inhabitants were not impressed. Athena then gave them an olive tree that the citizens liked better. She became the guardian to the new city - Athens.

The three brothers Poseidon, Zeus, and Hades battled the Titans and won. Zeus became ruler of the sky; Hades became ruler of the underworld, and Poseidon became ruler of the sea. All three of the brothers were responsible for taking care of the land.

Arion, one of Demeter's (and Poseidon's) sons, was a poet and singer. When he was born he was a flying and talking horse, according to Greek mythology.

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