Poseidon God of the Oceans
Oil on wood, 48 x 48 inches. Begun in 2018 and completed in 2023.
Poseidon God of the Oceans as inspired by a bronze statue in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Poseidon is an ancient ancient Greek god and one of the twelve Olympians. He is associated with the sea and is often referred to as the god of the sea, water, storms, earthquakes, and horses.
In Greek mythology, Poseidon is portrayed as a powerful and temperamental god, often depicted holding a trident, which symbolizes his control over the sea and the ability to create storms. He is also often seen riding a chariot pulled by horses.
Poseidon is the brother of Zeus, the king of the gods, and Hades, the god of the underworld. According to mythology, these three brothers divided the world between them, with Poseidon receiving dominion over the sea.
Poseidon is known for his role in various mythical stories. One of the most famous is the story of the Trojan War, where Poseidon takes sides with the Greeks and helps them in their battle against the Trojans. He also plays a significant role in the epic poem “Odyssey” by Homer, where he acts as an antagonist to the protagonist, Odysseus.
The worship of Poseidon was widespread in ancient Greece, especially in coastal regions where the sea played a crucial role in the lives of people. The remains of a temple dedicated to Poseidon can be found at Sounio close to Athens.
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