Study Guide

Poseidon in The Odyssey

By Homer

Poseidon

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God of the sea, as well as an ever-angry and vengeful grudge-holder. He's the one who forces Odysseus to wander the sea for nearly twenty years, all because the man stabbed his son's eye out and made a big stinkin' deal about it afterwards.

For more on this guy, check out Shmoop's guide to Poseidon.