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Poseidon God of the Sea by GENZOMAN Poseidon God of the Sea by GENZOMAN
Hi there guys! continuing with the Myth series, there goes an image I did the last year as cover for NATGEO: Everything Mythology book, now available in Amazon.
I did a lot of images for this book, I hope you like it !
I you want to know more about this book, check this link :)…

This is a previous of Poseidon I did back in 2009 but posted on DA at the beginning of 2010
Poseidon by GENZOMAN

PSCS/Bamboo/10 hours/Music: Dream Theater - Octavarium


Poseidon (Greek: Ποσειδῶν; Latin: Neptūnus) was the god of the sea and, as "Earth-Shaker," of earthquakes in Greek mythology. Poseidon has many children. There is a Homeric hymn to Poseidon, who was the protector of many Hellenic cities, although he lost the contest for Athens to Athena.

Poseidon was a son of Cronus and Rhea. In most accounts he is swallowed by Cronus at birth but later saved, with his other brothers and sisters, by Zeus. However in some versions of the story, he, like his brother Zeus, did not share the fate of his other brother and sisters who were eaten by Cronus. He was saved by his mother Rhea, who concealed him among a flock of lambs and pretended to have given birth to a colt, which she gave to Cronus to devour. According to John Tzetzes the kourotrophos, or nurse of Poseidon was Arne, who denied knowing where he was, when Cronus came searching; according to Diodorus Siculus. Poseidon was raised by the Telchines on Rhodes, just as Zeus was raised by the Korybantes on Crete.

According to a single reference in the Iliad, when the world was divided by lot in three, Zeus received the sky, Hades the underworld and Poseidon the sea. In the Odyssey (v.398), Poseidon has a home in Aegae.

Poseidon was a major civic god of several cities: in Athens, he was second only to Athena in importance, while in Corinth and many cities of Magna Graecia he was the chief god of the polis. In his benign aspect, Poseidon was seen as creating new islands and offering calm seas. When offended or ignored, he supposedly struck the ground with his trident and caused chaotic springs, earthquakes, drownings and shipwrecks. Sailors prayed to Poseidon for a safe voyage, sometimes drowning horses as a sacrifice.

According to Pausanias, Poseidon was one of the caretakers of the oracle at Delphi before Olympian Apollo took it over. Apollo and Poseidon worked closely in many realms: in colonization, for example, Delphic Apollo provided the authorization to go out and settle, while Poseidon watched over the colonists on their way, and provided the lustral water for the foundation-sacrifice. Xenophon's Anabasis describes a group of Spartan soldiers in 400–399 BCE singing to Poseidon a paean — a kind of hymn normally sung for Apollo.

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Belfar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
Wow! That's a great rendition of Poseidon here... that was a great piece ^^
LexuamZaled Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018
Well, as I see in the comments someone had the same idea I've just had a couple of mounths ago. I saw your drawing while I was searching images of Poseidon or Triton and I found yours more interesting for my little project. If you don't mind, I would like to use your drawing in a fan-made Yu-Gi-Oh! card; of course, I would give you the credit you deserve for the drawing, and if you want I can send you the card created when its finished.

In the case that you or someone who comes after me and reads my comment want to know for what I want to use the card I will make with your drawing, it's for a Fan-Made Yu-Gi-Oh! Starter Deck I am planning. I don't want to lucrate myself with that, it's just for fun.
yeho84 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
this thing looks amaising
can use it on a yugioh card?
prodiusd Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
Dear Gonzalo,
a group of scientists (from Germany, France and USA/Moldova) received a formal invitation for cover in the world-class scientific journal and would like to have your copyright permission on "Poseidon God of the Sea" image for non-commercial promotion of our results. Can you please be so kind send me your contact information? Thank you for inspiration and amazing artwork!
best regards,
Denis [on behalf of all authors: Dr. Denis Prodius, AmesLab/Iowa State University]
email: prodiusd[at]iastate[dot]edu
BrankaArts Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work :clap:
Omi-New-Account Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the detail and shading!
void-omega Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome drawing bro! 
Louisetheanimator Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Student Filmographer
Good work I find Poseidon is cool.
GossipGirlSitesTour Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
love it
yatasasuqqe Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Student General Artist
it's amazing
Vornell Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
Totally sweet! Do love me Greek Mythology an Norse as well...
HarryNickolls Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
me too!
its really cool!
gaintterd Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
nice it looks so awesome
Diksi13Kate Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
This is great!!
ThatSoberMan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
Greetings. Wanted to let you know that your art is used on this CS GO(a computer game by Valve) weapon skin. Here is the link:
Let me know by PMing me. DeviantArt doesn't allow me to post links
k8ee419 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
assassins-creed1999 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
Imagine a redone Athena.
KCinKC51 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Cool Poseidon!
Heart0fGold Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It's Ariel's dad!!! (σ≧▽≦)σ
re646 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Thought the same thing! :happybounce: 
dabomb29 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Actually he's her grandfather.
DaveSheepek Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes, he really looks like him =D
dabomb29 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
It's because he's his father.
Extremeveera Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional
sweet job
patrick gasp 
000Fesbra000 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
me gustaba más el anterior.
pero gj.
mclaranium Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
no comments
you are the great artist. all is said.
Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
WRONG! Poseidon's son, Triton was the merman! Poseidon DID NOT have a fish tail!
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
This one dont have fish tail. but octopus half. It´s a client requirement for the character.
Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I see it now. Sorry for my blow up. I'm a huge Greek Myth fan and it's a HUGE peeve of mine when Poseidon is shown incorrectly. You'd think it being Net-Geo, they would want it accurate. Shrug 
Sexyshots77 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Amazing!!! Be proud of this! Its awesome
AmyBurton Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really liking the green and turqois, looks fantastic and adds such vibrance and dynamic to the picture!
Bigtimothee Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Bully: I'm gonna mess you up Percy!!!!

Percy: Mess with my father first :D

Poseidon: Hi son

Percy: Hi dad

Bully: glups (oh shit oh shit oh shit!!!)
TheDeathstroke Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
When I saw this as a thumbnail I thought it was aquaman lol :)

Really awesome pic
BarbarianAmbush Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic picture! Another one to add to my +favThumbs Up 
Leidan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Nebunezzari Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poseidon was supposed to have blue hair, but epic picture nonetheless. ^^ Nice sense of motion to it.
Selsiuss Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
This one looks a little flatter than the other one. The older one's shadows and shading made him look more 3D. Still great work.
JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
TswordZ Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really badass! Looks great! :icongreatjobplz:
blaac Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Am I the only one who sees King Triton from the Little Mermaid?
Code-E Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Kaedegirl Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!! :D :D :D he's so fiercec and majestuous!
Zero-Box Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
wild gues but maybe you like smite? XD just poking around
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Never played Smite, but if you read the description is based on a previous design I did back in 2009 wich is older than Smite release.
Zero-Box Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
no dije que lo hiciera en base a smite XD, dije que quiza por jugarlo te inspiraste a rediseñar y eso, deverias probarlo es un buen juego, pero me gusta tus diseños, son bastante imprecionantes
tozhma Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
he's pretty bad ass for being some ugly ass tentacled out motherfucker
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