Poseidon - Dangerous God of the Sea

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?In Greek religion and mythology, Poseidon was the god of the sea and protector of all waters. After the fall of the Titans, he was made the ruler of the sea. People worshipped him as a god of navigation, to help guide them in any storm or other dangers in the vast oceans of Earth, and they also worshipped him as a god of fertility, to help them grow their crops. Poseidon was a very important figure in ancient Greek mythology and I also think he was the most dangerous Greek god
Poseidon was the Greek god of water and sea. The son of Cronus and Rhea, and brother of Zeus and Hades. When the three brothers overthrew their father, disposed of him, and took over his throne, the kingdom of the sea was given to Poseidon. He was also made the god of earthquakes and the god of horses. Poseidon was the father of the Pegasus and most of his other children were giants and savage creatures. Poseidon is often portrayed as having a long white beard, and holding a three pronged spear called a trident.
Poseidon was a very dangerous god. In various myths, Poseidon would get angry with someone and take their fury out on them, whether it be by sea or by land. First of all, since he was the ruler of the sea, Poseidon was able to change the weather conditions and stir up storms, or create typhoons or wormholes in the ocean. For example, in “The Odyssey”, Poseidon got furious with Odysseus, so he created a giant storm which killed some of Odysseus’ men. Also in various other myths, when people displeased Poseidon, he made a huge storm which took out ships and killed many people. I think he is one of the most dangerous Greek gods mostly because of his ability to control the sea, and since traveling by sea was the main source of transportation in ancient Greece, that just made Poseidon that much more dangerous. You wouldn’t want to get on his bad side.
Another reason why I think Poseidon was the most dangerous Greek god is because he was also the go...

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