Poseidon, God of the Sea The short mythical story of Poseidon, God of the Sea is one of the famous legends that feature in the mythology of ancient civilizations. Greek mythology evolved thousands of years ago. There was a need to explain natural events, disasters and events in history. Myths were created about gods. The Broken Trident of Poseidon is the th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. One of the. From the spot which Athene touched with her wand, issued the olive-tree, whereupon the gods unanimously awarded to her the victory, declaring her gift to be the emblem of peace and plenty, whilst that of Poseidon was thought to be the symbol of war and bloodshed. Discover the myths about the ancient gods, goddesses, demigods and heroes and the terrifying monsters and creatures they encountered on their perilous journeys and quests. The Athenians or their king, Cecrops , accepted the olive tree and along with it Athena as their patron, for the olive tree brought wood , oil and food. Poseidon their created the horse, and Athena called forth the olive tree, for which the honour was conferred upon her. Without proper rendering support , you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols. Poseidon was a major civic god of several cities: Berens This is available under public domain laws in the United States. The origins of human beings according to ancient Sumerian texts. A practical, no frills affair. Zeus was the youngest son of Cronus Saturn , grandson of Uranus and Gaia, and Rhea. Our open community is dedicated to digging into the origins of our species on planet earth, and question wherever the discoveries might take us. Schofield Greek natural history C2nd to 3rd A. Ancient Greek religion and mythology. He was supposed to vent his displeasure by sending disastrous inundations, which completely destroyed whole countries, and were usually accompanied by terrible marine monsters, who swallowed up and devoured those whom the floods had spared. His temple at Rome was in the Campus Martius, and the festivals commemorated in his honour were called Neptunalia. His name seems to be connected with potos, pontos and potamos, according to which he is the god of the fluid element. The floors were of pearl, and were ornamented with all kids of precious stones. The symbol of his power was the fisherman's fork or trident, by means of which he produced earthquakes, raised up islands from the bottom of the sea, and caused wells to spring forth out of the earth.