You can’t swing a cat in paranormal romance without knocking down a few Greek gods or godesses, it seems the Greek Pantheon and their antics; often violent, sexual and downright wrong, have caught authors imaginations. So, I decided to do some in depth research about the guys and gals of Mount Olympus who seem to pop up the most (aka, I did a thorough Google search) and see what it is the fascinates our favourite author so much.
Now we come to Poseidon, like most the gods, he kind of a complete dickhead and a massive slut. The amount of his children he fathered, he could build his own army. Is this the original rake? Will our favourite authors be able to tame him with the right woman?
God of: the Sea also referred to as “Earth Shaker” and NOT because of his bedroom skills, apparently he likes to cause an earthquake or two.
Also known as: Neptune
Family: His daddy was Cronus and he is the brother of Hades and Zeus. After overthrowing Cronus, Hades, Zeus and Poseidon divided the world up, Zeus got the sky, Hades got the Underworld and Poseidon got water.
Martial Status: His consort was Amphitrite a nymph and sea goddess. However, as with all the Greek gods, it seems that he is incapable of keeping it in his pants and had numerous lovers and many children. He also wasn’t opposed to a bit of rape, as Medusa found out when he raped her in Athena’s temple…so Athena comforted her by making the once beautiful Medusa hideous and turned her hair to snakes.
Favourite weapon: Poseidon likes his trident, in a lot of artwork he is shown wielding it.
Want to check out some books featuring this Goddess?
What are your favourite books featuring Poseidon?
Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?