►Greek Mythology: “Poseidon, The God of Sea”:
“Neptune and Triton” by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1620-1622). Victoria and Albert Museum of London.
Poseidon (Roman equivalent: Neptune), was a son of Cronos and Rhea and brother of Zeus, Hades, Hera, Hestia and Demeter.
Poseidon was the god of the sea, rivers, flood and drought, earthquakes, and horses.
Being the ruler of the sea, he was described as gathering clouds and calling forth storms, but at the same he has it in his power to grant a successful voyage and save those who are in danger.
He was further regarded as the creator of the horse, and was accordingly believed to have taught men the art of managing horses by the bridle, and to have been the originator and protector of horse races.
The common tradition about Poseidon creating the horse states that when Poseidon and Athena disputed…