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Poseidon I just finished reading about the god Poseidon I am going to tell you a little about him Some of the things that I am going to tell you about are some of his relatives his symbol his power a few interesting facts and a brief summary of one of the many stories that he is mentioned in First I am going to tell you about his symbol It is a trident It was given to him by the Cyclopes to arm him in the battle against the Titans The trident is not just something that looks like a pitchfork It is much more powerful It has the power to fork up whole continents and islands After that this became his tool of power He would also throw his trident at the ground and it would create huge earthquakes This is how he got his nickname Earthshaker Now I am going to tell you about the relatives of Poseidon His parents were Cronus and Rhea Poseidon is the brother of Demeter Hades Hera Hestia and Zeus Zeus banished him to the underwater kingdom Then Poseidon hurled huge waves at Zeus kingdom on Mount Olympus He was unable to reach the kingdom so he threw the waves at the land This eroded it everywhere except where Mother Earth put cliffs Now I am going to tell you a summary of a myth about Poseidon The name of this story is Poseidon In the days of Cronus and the Titans the sea was ruled by Nereus Nereus was the father of fifty sea nymphs When Poseidon came to take over the sea Nereus gave him his daughter Amphitrite for his queen Then Nereus retired and went into an underwater grotto Poseidon had a son with Amphitrite His name was Triton He had a fishtail instead of legs Just like his grandfather He rode around on the back of a sea monster Poseidon was barely
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