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=== Know Your God ===
 
=== Know Your God ===
  
'''Height''': Huge – like, giant humanoid form.
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'''Height''': 6’6
  
'''Weight''': The weight of a tsunami-heavy wave.
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'''Weight''': 240lbs, surfer build
  
'''Hair Color''': White/blue/green/aquamarine beard and hair (like the sea, it changes a little with the weather, etc.) Long hair.
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'''Hair Color''': Dark brown hair (like the sea, it changes a little with the weather, etc.) Long hair. Most of the time there are beads in it.
  
'''Facial Hair''': See above.
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'''Facial Hair''': Beard. Can be short, long. Whatever he is feeling.
  
 
'''Eyes''': Blue to grey-green; watch out when they flash grey-steel. Incoming rage.
 
'''Eyes''': Blue to grey-green; watch out when they flash grey-steel. Incoming rage.
  
'''Distinguishing Features''': Occasionally sports a mertail. Trident goes with him everywhere.
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'''Distinguishing Features''': His famous trident is often in the form of a gold bead anklet around his left ankle. He is always shoeless, feels a great connection to the earth, sensing the vibrations through his feet.  
  
 
=== Family ===
 
=== Family ===
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'''Siblings''':  [[Zeus]] and [[Hades]], [[Hera]], [[Demeter]] and [[Hestia]]
 
'''Siblings''':  [[Zeus]] and [[Hades]], [[Hera]], [[Demeter]] and [[Hestia]]
  
'''Spouse''':  No spouse; consort is [[Amphitrite]]
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'''Spouse''':  No spouse; former consort is [[Amphitrite]]
  
'''Children''': As listed on the genealogy / family tree forms (oh dear gods don’t make me re-state it all – the guys had a LOT of kids).
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'''Children'''
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''Divine'': Aeolus, Asopos, Daimones Proseoous, Despoine, Proteus, Triton
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''Giant'': Aloadai, Antaois, Ephialtes, Charybdis, Chrysaor, Laestrygon, Otus, Polyphemus
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''Mortal'': Many, far too many, but he was a different man then.  
  
 
=== Professions ===
 
=== Professions ===
  
Poseidon owns a bar called The Mermaid’s Tale. Serves mortals on landward side and merfold / sea creatures on the ocean side. He also receives tribute from fishermen the world over, and turns this neatly into fish and chips in his bar.
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Poseidon owns a bar called The Mermaid’s Tale which his old friend Kai watches over when he is out. Which is the majority of the time. It serves mortals on the landward side and merfolk/sea creatures on the ocean side.  
 
 
He can also ‘bank’, access and spend as-yet-undiscovered sunken treasure the world over.
 
  
 
=== Residence ===
 
=== Residence ===
  
[[Atlantis]]
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[[Atlantis]], there must always be a king or queen in residence, ''always''.
  
 
=== Personal Information ===
 
=== Personal Information ===
  
'''General Overview''': Mercurial in personality, Poseidon can be beneficent when in a good mood or his ego has been stroked and flattered. He is a kind and considerate lover, a fierce protector of those he loves but quick to anger and holds grudges fooorrreeevvveeerrr.
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'''General Overview''': Poseidon is the olympian god of the seas, earthquakes, floods, droughts, and horses. He lucked out when Zeus took the crown over the gods, Hades took the dead, and Poseidon took the sea. By far the least maintenance required, he doesn’t have to deal with the numerous complaints of other gods, or the constant backlog of dead souls making their way through the underworld. He has the sea. The ever-changing, unexplored, dangerous sea...
  
'''Nicknames''': Earthshaker
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'''Nicknames''': Pos, Earthshaker, Daddy of the Seas, Wet Daddy
  
'''Likes''': Seafood, rum, sex, water sports of all kinds and competitive activities like races and ridiculous feats of strength.
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'''Likes''': Seafood, sex, water sports, horses, anything that involves water, his favorite thing to do is surf, meditation, living in the moment.
  
'''Dislikes''': Losing. Whiny mortals. Injustice and dishonesty – and anyone honing in on anything or any one he sees as ‘his’. His sense of entitlement is as huge as his ego.
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'''Dislikes''': Alcohol, or rather the effect alcohol has on him; Dolphins, an awkward encounter of a sexual nature left Poseidon on the bad side of all dolphins; responsibility; deserts
  
 
=== Flaws / Weaknesses ===
 
=== Flaws / Weaknesses ===
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'''Brother's Keeper.''' Because of the immense responsibility of the Realms in their care, the Brothers oathed to become caretakers of the other's power and domain in the event of death, debilitation or abdication. As a result, the Brothers are bound to care for and respect each other's Realms knowing, should the worst occur, they could be charged with their care.
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'''Irresponsible.''' Poseidon lucked out when Zeus became King of the Gods, since cut from the stomach of Kronus, he’s kind of left that sort of stuff to his two brothers. Unfortunately, this also makes him flaky and undependable, ditching important events for surfing instead.
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'''Loner.''' Poseidon never quite got the control over his powers that his brothers or sisters did, and around his family, he loses what little control he has. He often isolates himself from the family to prevent these events, though he longs to one day be a part of them again.
  
'''Brother’s Keeper.''' Because of the immense responsibility of the Realms in their care, the Brothers oathed to become caretakers of the other’s power and domain in the event of death, debilitation or abdication. As a result, the Brothers are bound to care for and respect each other’s Realms knowing, should the worst occur, they could be charged with their care.
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'''Sober.''' Poseidon did terrible, horrific things under the influence of alcohol and drugs over the years, a recent epiphany made him forgo all intoxicating substances. But there is still the voice that whispers one more couldn't hurt.  
  
 
=== Skills / Abilities ===
 
=== Skills / Abilities ===
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'''Babble-speak.''' Poseidon can communicate in most languages and dialects of tribes and peoples with a coastline. He does not find it easy to communicate with folk who live entirely inland. Island languages come easily to him. He can speak Mermish and communicate with various animals and aquatic lifeforms. Not plants.
 
'''Babble-speak.''' Poseidon can communicate in most languages and dialects of tribes and peoples with a coastline. He does not find it easy to communicate with folk who live entirely inland. Island languages come easily to him. He can speak Mermish and communicate with various animals and aquatic lifeforms. Not plants.
  
'''Sea King.''' Poseidon is the ruler of the Seas and all that falls within its spheres of influence. Everything that lies in water, cradled between Earth and Sky, he has control over. This extends to literal control over the Oceans and Seas, as well as rivers and lakes, and all things that live in the depths or cross the waters. When the waters lie distant from the seas, where there is more land than water, his powers are lessened. In open waters where there is no land in sight, he reigns supreme.
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'''Sea King.''' Poseidon is the ruler of the Seas and all that falls within its spheres of influence. Everything that lies in water, cradled between Earth and Sky, he has control over. This extends to literal control over the Oceans and Seas, as well as rivers and lakes, and all things that live in the depths or cross the waters, including bending blood that courses through others bodies. This power comes with a great cost, Poseidon must always be close to water, if he were to be stranded from any form of water for a prolonged period of time, he would die. ''Permanently''.
  
 
'''King’s Prerogative.''' To better administrate the care of the Three Realms, the Kings alone are allowed passage between each other’s kingdoms without meeting the requirements of entry. This allows the Brothers to meet as needed or in secret to ensure all in their care is tended and tended well.
 
'''King’s Prerogative.''' To better administrate the care of the Three Realms, the Kings alone are allowed passage between each other’s kingdoms without meeting the requirements of entry. This allows the Brothers to meet as needed or in secret to ensure all in their care is tended and tended well.
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'''Seal of the King.''' Each of the Three Kings has a seal that binds spoken oaths to their Realms. Oaths sworn before the Three Kings and sealed by them are inviolable. Anyone that breaks oaths so sworn and sealed must suffer penalties not just in one realm, but in each realm, the penalties served consecutively and ordered by the one whose sealed oath was broken. The Kings may also use these seals alone, binding oaths to their individual realms, as needed.
 
'''Seal of the King.''' Each of the Three Kings has a seal that binds spoken oaths to their Realms. Oaths sworn before the Three Kings and sealed by them are inviolable. Anyone that breaks oaths so sworn and sealed must suffer penalties not just in one realm, but in each realm, the penalties served consecutively and ordered by the one whose sealed oath was broken. The Kings may also use these seals alone, binding oaths to their individual realms, as needed.
  
'''Shapeshifting.''' Poseidon appears to mortals and immortals alike as a 6’6 caucasian male, with the tanniest tan you’ve seen this side of Maui. As one of the Three Kings who share this ability, he can take the shape and appearance of any human or animal he wishes.
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'''Shapeshifting.''' Poseidon appears to mortals and immortals alike as a 6’6 man, flowing locks of brown with beads at the end, deeply tanned. As one of the Three Kings, who share this ability, he can take the shape and appearance of any human or animal he wishes.
  
He has been known to take the shape of specific mortals and also beasts in order to further a seduction. He is known as a kind of ‘horse-lord’.
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'''Storm Bringer.''' When Zeus and Poseidon are together the results are cataclysmic to say the least. Not because they hate each other, quite the opposite, Poseidon and Zeus can cause floods and storms that last for years. As a result, Poseidon and Zeus can only be together for a limited time without causing an earth ending event.  
  
'''Zoolingualism.''' Poseidon can communicate with many non-human creatures including whales and dolphins. Dolphins are particularly sacred to him and his pet one is Delphine. They can assist him with certain ‘foreknowings’ as they possess knowledge beyond the human realm.
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'''Tectonic Shift.''' Poseidon can shift the plates of the earth, hence the name ''Earthshaker''. He often goes barefoot to sense these ever present changes beneath the earth’s surface. While Hades controls the earth through the valuable ores, Poseidon feels the very emotions of Gaia, and she’s ''pissed''. Poseidon likes to think he is grandma’s favorite and that’s why he has such a deep connection to her, but in reality, it is most likely the opposite.
 
 
'''Aquakinesis.''' Poseidon can command all forms of water, including the 98% within human flesh.
 
 
 
'''Geokinesis.''' Poseidon can shift the plates of the earth. This can create quakes and even islands. 
 
  
 
=== Personal Attire ===
 
=== Personal Attire ===
  
'''Normal Daily Wear''': Captain’s hat (sometimes a pirate hat). Reefer coat. Pipe. Jeans.
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'''Normal Daily Wear''': Board Shorts, Beaded Necklace and Anklet. No shirt, No shoes.
  
'''Alternative Dress Wear''': Shirtless. Possibly little else. If you’re lucky he might don a toga. He is used to being fairly naked and smells of the sea (or fish – depending on his day). He is unaware fish smells may be unpleasant and it would not be wise to tell him. He is always carrying an umbrella or a walking stick – this is his disguised trident (seeing as it never rains unless he ordains it so). Very occasionally he shifts into a venerable old man leaning on a crutch; again, this is the trident.  
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'''Alternative Dress Wear''': Naked. If duty calls for it on Olympus, he will wear a hawaiian shirt and cutoffs.  
  
 
=== Magical Artifacts/Weapons ===
 
=== Magical Artifacts/Weapons ===
  
'''Trident.''' Helmets are so last millennium, Hades has upgraded his Helm of Darkness to something more modern and stylish. When the Flat Cap of Darkness is worn, Hades can become Invisible
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'''Trident.''' Gifted from the Cyclops, much like the Bolt, Poseidon’s trident enables him to rule over the seas, much to his chagrin. The extent of the abilities of the Trident are still undiscovered, even to Poseidon, himself.
  
'''‘Tobacco’ pouch.''' Not terribly magical but it contains various bits and pieces he uses to feed hippocampi and other sea beasts as he moves about the oceans. It also contains some poisons and love philtres.
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'''King’s Mark.''' After the Titanomachy and the defeat of Kronus, the three Brothers took their father’s ring and gave it to Hephaestus to give to his forgefires. From it, three symbols were forged – an Eagle, a Dolphin, a Serpent – given to each Brother, a symbol of the subjects of his Realm and of their shared charge to care for this world.
  
'''King’s Mark.''' After the Titanomachy and the defeat of Kronus, the three Brothers took their father’s ring and gave it to Hephaestus to give to his forgefires. From it, three symbols were forged – an Eagle, a Fish, a Serpent – given to each Brother, a symbol of the subjects of his Realm and of their shared charge to care for this world.
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=== Historical Synopsis ===
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Poseidon was a son of the Titans Kronos (Cronus) and Rheia and a grandson of Ouranos (the Heavens) and Gaia (the Earth). He was a brother of the gods Zeus, Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia.
  
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Poseidon made the marine-goddess Amphitrite, eldest child of Nereus, first born son of Pontos (the Sea), his queen and consort which secured his dominion over the sea. Their son was the fish-tailed god Triton.
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He also had numerous mortal offspring including giants such as Antaios and the cyclops Polyphemos, magical horses like Pegasos and Arion, and various human kings, heroes and villians including Theseus and Bellerophontes.<ref>THEOI.COM, Poseidon, https://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Poseidon.html </ref>
 
=== Introduction ===
 
=== Introduction ===
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The ''sea''. A beautiful landscape of swelling waves and peaceful sounds. The water pulls back from the shore, collecting and resurging forward with another crash on the beach. To mortals, it is a mystery that they will never uncover. To some, the sea calls to them. It whispers, it lures, it hypnotizes. To others? It unnerves, , it unsettles, it kills. The sea is whatever one wants it to be.
  
Restless as the tides and temperamental as the weather, I am the storm to Zeus’ lightning and you’d best take care, mortal.
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The sea is also a ''bitch''.
 
 
Should you venture out on into my domain, know this: I command all waters. ALL WATERS answer to me and I can bring the hail to drive your brain to throbbing pain if I so wish.
 
  
The seas rise at my command, as do all the waters in my keep. I will have you know that I do not despise mortals, though sometimes I forget to notice them as you may step upon an ant without care. If you wish me to see you, make a sacrifice at my temple. I accept calamari (with sauce).
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But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a bit about myself.
  
Any sea creature may do, but leave my merfolk alone. Those maids serve only me and have orders to drown all who tempt them otherwise.
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One thing you should know is that I dislike being King. Wait… let me rephrase, I hate being lord of the seas. I have ruled over the waters for centuries now and I am tired of the responsibility. That is why I left, Amphiritie in charge. Now that she is back home at Olympus, I must return to Atlantis and rule the kingdom I abandoned long ago.  
  
Now…who’s for a sail upon my waters? Apollo will grant you sun, and I will deliver calm waves and gentle breezes. For now.
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Will I be able to be the ruler that my people need to be?

Latest revision as of 19:09, 17 July 2020

Poseidon is the god of the seas, and lord of Atlantis, he is currently voiced by Theo Laurent.

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Know Your God

Height: 6’6

Weight: 240lbs, surfer build

Hair Color: Dark brown hair (like the sea, it changes a little with the weather, etc.) Long hair. Most of the time there are beads in it.

Facial Hair: Beard. Can be short, long. Whatever he is feeling.

Eyes: Blue to grey-green; watch out when they flash grey-steel. Incoming rage.

Distinguishing Features: His famous trident is often in the form of a gold bead anklet around his left ankle. He is always shoeless, feels a great connection to the earth, sensing the vibrations through his feet.

Family

Parents: Kronus & Rhea

Siblings: Zeus and Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia

Spouse: No spouse; former consort is Amphitrite

Children

Divine: Aeolus, Asopos, Daimones Proseoous, Despoine, Proteus, Triton

Giant: Aloadai, Antaois, Ephialtes, Charybdis, Chrysaor, Laestrygon, Otus, Polyphemus

Mortal: Many, far too many, but he was a different man then.

Professions

Poseidon owns a bar called The Mermaid’s Tale which his old friend Kai watches over when he is out. Which is the majority of the time. It serves mortals on the landward side and merfolk/sea creatures on the ocean side.

Residence

Atlantis, there must always be a king or queen in residence, always.

Personal Information

General Overview: Poseidon is the olympian god of the seas, earthquakes, floods, droughts, and horses. He lucked out when Zeus took the crown over the gods, Hades took the dead, and Poseidon took the sea. By far the least maintenance required, he doesn’t have to deal with the numerous complaints of other gods, or the constant backlog of dead souls making their way through the underworld. He has the sea. The ever-changing, unexplored, dangerous sea...

Nicknames: Pos, Earthshaker, Daddy of the Seas, Wet Daddy

Likes: Seafood, sex, water sports, horses, anything that involves water, his favorite thing to do is surf, meditation, living in the moment.

Dislikes: Alcohol, or rather the effect alcohol has on him; Dolphins, an awkward encounter of a sexual nature left Poseidon on the bad side of all dolphins; responsibility; deserts

Flaws / Weaknesses

Brother's Keeper. Because of the immense responsibility of the Realms in their care, the Brothers oathed to become caretakers of the other's power and domain in the event of death, debilitation or abdication. As a result, the Brothers are bound to care for and respect each other's Realms knowing, should the worst occur, they could be charged with their care.

Irresponsible. Poseidon lucked out when Zeus became King of the Gods, since cut from the stomach of Kronus, he’s kind of left that sort of stuff to his two brothers. Unfortunately, this also makes him flaky and undependable, ditching important events for surfing instead.

Loner. Poseidon never quite got the control over his powers that his brothers or sisters did, and around his family, he loses what little control he has. He often isolates himself from the family to prevent these events, though he longs to one day be a part of them again.

Sober. Poseidon did terrible, horrific things under the influence of alcohol and drugs over the years, a recent epiphany made him forgo all intoxicating substances. But there is still the voice that whispers one more couldn't hurt.

Skills / Abilities

Immortality. Technically immortal. Immune to the effects of aging, cannot die by any conventional means, and is immune to all known mortal diseases and infections. As a deity, they are able to teleport, or "pop" anywhere in the mortal plane with a few exceptions, the God Floors of the GC HQ are mystically protected, so no teleporting to or in between them, anything on the non-mortal plane, i.e., the Underworld, Atlantis, and the Void, are non-accessible without a guide.

Babble-speak. Poseidon can communicate in most languages and dialects of tribes and peoples with a coastline. He does not find it easy to communicate with folk who live entirely inland. Island languages come easily to him. He can speak Mermish and communicate with various animals and aquatic lifeforms. Not plants.

Sea King. Poseidon is the ruler of the Seas and all that falls within its spheres of influence. Everything that lies in water, cradled between Earth and Sky, he has control over. This extends to literal control over the Oceans and Seas, as well as rivers and lakes, and all things that live in the depths or cross the waters, including bending blood that courses through others bodies. This power comes with a great cost, Poseidon must always be close to water, if he were to be stranded from any form of water for a prolonged period of time, he would die. Permanently.

King’s Prerogative. To better administrate the care of the Three Realms, the Kings alone are allowed passage between each other’s kingdoms without meeting the requirements of entry. This allows the Brothers to meet as needed or in secret to ensure all in their care is tended and tended well.

Seal of the King. Each of the Three Kings has a seal that binds spoken oaths to their Realms. Oaths sworn before the Three Kings and sealed by them are inviolable. Anyone that breaks oaths so sworn and sealed must suffer penalties not just in one realm, but in each realm, the penalties served consecutively and ordered by the one whose sealed oath was broken. The Kings may also use these seals alone, binding oaths to their individual realms, as needed.

Shapeshifting. Poseidon appears to mortals and immortals alike as a 6’6 man, flowing locks of brown with beads at the end, deeply tanned. As one of the Three Kings, who share this ability, he can take the shape and appearance of any human or animal he wishes.

Storm Bringer. When Zeus and Poseidon are together the results are cataclysmic to say the least. Not because they hate each other, quite the opposite, Poseidon and Zeus can cause floods and storms that last for years. As a result, Poseidon and Zeus can only be together for a limited time without causing an earth ending event.

Tectonic Shift. Poseidon can shift the plates of the earth, hence the name Earthshaker. He often goes barefoot to sense these ever present changes beneath the earth’s surface. While Hades controls the earth through the valuable ores, Poseidon feels the very emotions of Gaia, and she’s pissed. Poseidon likes to think he is grandma’s favorite and that’s why he has such a deep connection to her, but in reality, it is most likely the opposite.

Personal Attire

Normal Daily Wear: Board Shorts, Beaded Necklace and Anklet. No shirt, No shoes.

Alternative Dress Wear: Naked. If duty calls for it on Olympus, he will wear a hawaiian shirt and cutoffs.

Magical Artifacts/Weapons

Trident. Gifted from the Cyclops, much like the Bolt, Poseidon’s trident enables him to rule over the seas, much to his chagrin. The extent of the abilities of the Trident are still undiscovered, even to Poseidon, himself.

King’s Mark. After the Titanomachy and the defeat of Kronus, the three Brothers took their father’s ring and gave it to Hephaestus to give to his forgefires. From it, three symbols were forged – an Eagle, a Dolphin, a Serpent – given to each Brother, a symbol of the subjects of his Realm and of their shared charge to care for this world.

Historical Synopsis

Poseidon was a son of the Titans Kronos (Cronus) and Rheia and a grandson of Ouranos (the Heavens) and Gaia (the Earth). He was a brother of the gods Zeus, Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia.

Poseidon made the marine-goddess Amphitrite, eldest child of Nereus, first born son of Pontos (the Sea), his queen and consort which secured his dominion over the sea. Their son was the fish-tailed god Triton.

He also had numerous mortal offspring including giants such as Antaios and the cyclops Polyphemos, magical horses like Pegasos and Arion, and various human kings, heroes and villians including Theseus and Bellerophontes.[1]

Introduction

The sea. A beautiful landscape of swelling waves and peaceful sounds. The water pulls back from the shore, collecting and resurging forward with another crash on the beach. To mortals, it is a mystery that they will never uncover. To some, the sea calls to them. It whispers, it lures, it hypnotizes. To others? It unnerves, , it unsettles, it kills. The sea is whatever one wants it to be.

The sea is also a bitch.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a bit about myself.

One thing you should know is that I dislike being King. Wait… let me rephrase, I hate being lord of the seas. I have ruled over the waters for centuries now and I am tired of the responsibility. That is why I left, Amphiritie in charge. Now that she is back home at Olympus, I must return to Atlantis and rule the kingdom I abandoned long ago.

Will I be able to be the ruler that my people need to be?