With her he had a son Triton, who is also closely related to the sea, and Rhode, a water nymph closely related to Helios and island of Rhodes. The Greek root word for poison is toxi, e.g. 1st Edition Statistics[14] Poseidon himself fathered many horses, best known of which was the winged horse Pegasus by the Gorgon Medusa. Chaotic evil On more than few occasions, he is depicted in his domain of the sea and in company of his wife Amphitrite. See Also: Nereus, Amphitrite, Odysseus, Laomedon. Delighted with olives, oil and useful wood, people of Athens chose Athena over Poseidon. So he came and drove the creature away and because of this courageous act she laid with him and from this embrace Nauplius was born. Talona was depicted as an old crone who brought misfortune and death. LG NG CG LN N CN LE NE CE Barrens of Doom and Despair It is said by Apollodorus that Poseidon fought a giant Polybotes in Gigantomachy, where the god was forced to destroy part of the island to defeat the giant. He also blessed his son Neleus with boundless strength and ability to change shape whenever in a battle and other son Percilymenus the ability to change shape at will.

The god also once saved Ajax from the sea after previously cracking his boat in half due to hero's boastful claim that he taught Antichlous everything about horses which of course was not true. Various authors have tried to translate it as either “husband of the earth” or “lord of the waters.” Plato says that it means “knower of many things,” but this is much less likely. Athena kept Athens, and ever since then, the olive branch is a universal symbol of peace.

Prayers to her are usually letters rolled up in ceramics and dumped in bogs. He also helped Zeus in Titanomachy as already said early in this article but there is more to the story. Talona (pronounced: /tɑːˈloʊnɑː/ tah-LO-nah[2]), called the Lady of Poison, Mistress of Disease, and Mother of All Plagues, was the goddess of poison and disease.

In early Greek art he was represented as a bearded man, but later he was portrayed as youthful and effeminate.

Basic information Well it depends, are you only interested in Greek history or world-wide mythology. Serves It all happened on the island of Cos where Posedion broke off a piece of the island and hurled it at Polybotes. When they heard of this Cassiopeia's pride, they complained to Poseidon who then released a Cetus to terrorise the lands of Ethiopia. Older and high-ranking members of her priesthood tended to either ritually scar or tattoo their bodies all over. Afterward, Demeter gave birth to the nymph Despoena and the talking horse Arion.