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Poseidon (Neptune)

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Poseidon, god of the sea, has some anger management issues. Sometimes he is super placid and calm, but other times he is about as angry and vengeful as it gets. We suppose this personality makes a lot of sense for the god of the ocean; sometimes its waters are calm, and other times they send waves crashing. If you make Poseidon mad, he won’t hesitate to send storms, floods, and earthquakes out to get you. Like his brother Zeus, Poseidon is a famous womanizer. He is married to the sea goddess, Amphitrite, but that doesn't stop him from sleeping with everybody in sight.

Basic Information

Name

Poseidon

Sex

Male

Current city

Mount Olympus

Work & Education

Occupation

God of the Sea (all water, really)
God of Earthquakes

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Cronus, Rhea

Siblings

Zeus, Hades, Hera, Demeter, Hestia

Children

Triton, Rhode, Theseus, Pelias, Neleus, Orion, Hippothoon, Nauplius, Arion, Chrysaor, Pegasus, Polyphemus, Alebion, Bergion, Otos, Ephialtae, and many more…

Friends

My brothers Zeus and Hades (when they don't tick me off)

Enemies

The entire city of Troy
Odysseus

Relationships

Relationship status

Married to Amphitrite
It's complicated with Medusa

Interested in

I'm not picky.

Favorites

TV Shows

Shark Week on the Discovery Channel
River Monsters and Fish Warrior
SpongeBob SquarePants

Quotations

"How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean."
– Arthur C. Clarke

"Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn't happen."
– Stephen Wright

"Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths."
– Muhammad Ali

"Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink."
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Under the sea
Under the sea
Since life is sweet here
We got the beat here
Naturally
Even the sturgeon an' the ray
They get the urge 'n' start to play
We got the spirit
You got to hear it
Under the sea"
– Sebastian, The Little Mermaid

Books

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Music

Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones
Anything by Enya – she loves oceans almost as much as I do
On a Slow Boat to China by Kay Kiser
How Deep Is the Ocean – Billie Holiday

Movies

I like to watch movies with my kids.
Finding Nemo
The Little Mermaid
Pirates of the Caribbean (all of them)
Oceans and The Blue Planet
Titanic

Activities & Interests

Likes

Tridents
Horses
Dolphins
Aquariums

Interests

Marine biology
Seismology
Underwater archaeology

Groups

Gods of Olympus
The Hottest Gods of Mount Olympus
People Who Always Have To Spell Their Names For Other People
Gods Against Water Pollution
Titan War Vets