My favourite greek gods

 I like Greek mythology , so we can talk about two of my favourite  Greek gods: Zeus and Poseidon.

 Zeus is often poetically called with the vocative Zeu pater (O father Zeus). The name of the god means light.

To the Greeks and Romans Zeus, called Yuppiter , was  the greatest of the gods, while in Nordic cultures this role was attributed to Odin. Zeus took some iconographic aspects from the cultures of the Near East, such as the scepter. The Greek artists imagined Zeus above all in two particular positions: standing, while with his right arm raised, he follows a thunderbolt he has just thrown with wide strides, or sitting on his throne. Another god was  Poseidon, the son of Cronus and Rhea and the brother of Zeus, Hades, Estia, Demeter and Hera. According to Hesiod Poseidon is Zeus’s elder brother, while according to Homer the elder is Zeus, Poseidon the second and Hades the third.

Poseidon, together with his brothers and sisters, the Hecatonchirs and the Cyclops, who forged his weapon, the trident, defeated Cronus and the Titans in the Titanomachy. The Titans were thrown into Tartarus and Poseidon himself provided to build the bronze walls that imprisoned them . When it was then decided to divide the world into three kingdoms, there was a draw: Zeus received the sky, Hades, deceived by Zeus, the underworld of the underworld, while Poseidon was given the sea and the waters  The god of the sea also participated in the war between the Olympians and the Giants, the Gigantomachy, in which he fought against the giant Polybote and defeated him by cutting a piece of the island of Kos with his trident and throwing it against him, creating the island of Nisyrus.

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Vitello Dennis


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