Poseidon was one of the most important Gods from Greek mythology, controlling the sea and earthquakes. Like many Gods, Poseidon was worshipped but also slightly feared.
The Greek God Poseidon
Classed as one of the 'big three' Greek Gods (the other two being Zeus and Hades), Poseidon plays an important role in Greek mythology. Today, we mainly know him as the God of the Sea and also earthquakes, but his origins are thought to be slightly more complex than that. Originally, Poseidon may have been a Horse God, and indeed some cults particularly in the Peloponnese worshipped Poseidon in that form. Many Greek myths connect Poseidon with horses, and Pegasus, the most famous mythological horse creature was said to have been fathered by Poseidon. Over time, he became more strongly associated with the sea, with Homer's Odyssey perhaps cementing our vision of the Greek God Poseidon - strong, temperamental, carrying a trident, and with the ability to summon storms at sea and cause earthquakes.