Mythology - Scylla, Charybdis, and Poseidon

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Charybdis and Scylla and Poseidon Poseidon Poseidon is the offspring the Cronus, the lord of the universe, and the Titaness Rhea. Every time Rhea gave birth to a newborn, Cronus will take the baby and swallow it. He did this because he knew that one of the newborn Gods would be able to overpower him. Poseidon was one of the babies that were swallowed by Cronus. He stayed inside Cronus until his brother Zeus came up with a plan. Zeus gave Cronus herbs that caused him to throw up all five of his children. Cronus seeing all of his children going against him decided to flee. Now Zeus was the lord of the universe. But he didn’t wish to rule alone, so he decided to divide his powers among his siblings. But the brothers divided the universe among themselves. Zeus chose the sky and heavens, Hades got the Underworld, and Poseidon took the Sea. During the time of Cronus, Nereus, the son of Mother Earth and Pontus, ruled the Sea. When Poseidon came to take over, Nereus happily gave over the power, his palace, and his daughter Amphitrite as the queen. When the Cyclopes were released from the darkest pit of earth, they made a special weapon for each of the god. Poseidon received a trident. When his trident struck the ocean floor it could create earthquakes, shipwrecks, and other damages. This tends to happen when he is in a terrible mood. But when Poseidon is in a good mood, he creates calm waves and new islands form. Like Zeus, Poseidon had many love affairs and fathered many children. He did not spend much time at his palace, but rather he traveled the earth searching for women. With his wife and queen Amphitrite, he had the Triton, who was half-fish half human. They also had to daughters. Chrysaor and Pegasus, the flying horse, was the outcome of Medusa and Poseidon’s affair. Poseidon also fathered the Cyclops Polyphemus. Some of the children were results of a rape.

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