…beyond its legendary sunlight and crystalline magical waters, Greece is so much more than a jewel in the Mediterranean.
Poseidon was one of the Twelve Olympians in ancient Greek religion and myth. He was god of the sea, earthquakes, storms, and horses and is considered one of the most bad-tempered, moody and greedy Olympian gods. A hot-blooded deity, Poseidon had many disputes with both gods and men, most famously with Athena and Odysseus.
After the gods defeated the Titans, the world was divided into three and Zeus, Hades and Poseidon drew straws to decide which they would rule. Zeus drew the skies, Hades the underworld, and Poseidon the seas.
Since Poseidon had multiple powers, the Ancient Greeks invented various epithets to describe his manifestations and pray to him. To some, he was the “Savior of Sailors,” to others the “Averter of Earthquakes.” Yet a third group venerated him as “The Creator and Tamer of Horses” and to a fourth one he was “The Leader of Nymphs.”