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Poseidon God of the sea, rivers, flood, drought, earthquakes, and horses Latin: Poseidon Greek: Neptunus, Neptune Parents: Kronos and Rhea Birthplace: Island of Crete Neptune and Amymone from ", c 1757 - Charles Andre (known as Carle Vanloo) (1705-1755) - Louvre Museum, Paris, France I chose this picture because this is a picture of Poseidon wielding his trident. He is trying to save Amymone from a satyr attack. In the left- hand side of the picture, you can see a satyr struggling with a horse, which Poseidon created (story summarized on next slide). Amymone was charmed by Poseidon and bore a son, Nauplius. This picture depicts Poseidon’s power, yet also shows his kindness and mercy. That is why I chose this picture.
Poseidon cont. Attributes: a mature man of sturdy build with a dark beard, and holding a trident Poseidon created the horse when he and Athena competed over the name of the capital of Attica. Athena made an olive tree and won. That is why the capital of Attica was named Athens- the city of Athena. (Although there are other versions of this story, this one is my favorite.) I chose this picture because this is a picture of Poseidon on a chariot drawn by two Hippokampoi, which are fish-tailed horses. I had always wondered why Poseidon was the god of horses, and after reading about the story of Attica (summarized above), I finally understand. It only makes sense that Poseidon would also make ocean-creatures similar to horses since he lives in the ocean. The story fascinates me, and that is why I chose this picture. Museum Collection: Sousse Museum, Sousse, Tunisia Catalogue Number: TBA Type: Mosaic Context: Hadrumete Date: C3rd AD Period: Imperial Roman
Citations "POSEIDON : Greek God of the Sea & Earthquakes ; Mythology ; Pictures : NEPTUNE." THEOI GREEK MYTHOLOGY, Exploring Mythology & the Greek Gods in Classical Literature & Art. Web. 07 Oct. 2010.. "Andre - Neptune and Amymone from - Poseidon Trident Danaid." Pandora Word Box. Web. 07 Oct. 2010.. "Ancient Greek & Roman Mosaic: The Chariot of Poseidon." THEOI GREEK MYTHOLOGY, Exploring Mythology & the Greek Gods in Classical Literature & Art. Web. 07 Oct. 2010..