Guide to the Greek Pantheon: Poseidon

Posted August 14, 2015 by Suzanne in Reading on the Dark Side, Under the Covers / 3 Comments

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?

Name: Poseiposeidondon
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?

Lightning Thief, The Atlantis Rising

What are your favourite books featuring Poseidon?

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

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?
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Poseidon: Earth Shaker a graphic novel by george o’conner

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I can tell you my fave game featuring him, God Of War 🙂

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That is such a great game!!!