was the god of the sea. He was also the god of horses, earthquakes,
and storms at the sea. Poseidon was the son of Cronus and Rhea.
His wife was Amphitrite. Artist portay him as a bearded man with
a strict face. He drove a chariot drawn by horses and he carried
a three-pronged spear called a trident.
On Odysseus' journey
home, he stopped at an island where Polyphemus, a Cyclops lived.
Polyphemus took Odysseus and his crew captive. He even ate some
of the crew. Odysseus made a stake and set it on fire, then poked
out Polyphemus' eye. Odysseus and his men escaped. Polyphemus
prayed to Poseidon to punish Odysseus for blinding him. Poseidon
then made Odysseus' journey home even longer and more troublesome.