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Poseidon God of the Sea

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

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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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C-blaze21's avatar

So Incredible!!!!!!!!!

BudderZilla's avatar
Neptunus was the Roman equivalent of Poseidon, right?
pookiesaurus4's avatar
He looks like a naga
Belfar's avatar
Wow! That's a great rendition of Poseidon here... that was a great piece ^^
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's avatar
this thing looks amaising
can use it on a yugioh card?
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
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Love the detail and shading!
void-omega's avatar
awsome drawing bro! 
Louisetheanimator's avatar
Good work I find Poseidon is cool.
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Vornell's avatar
Totally sweet! Do love me Greek Mythology an Norse as well...
HarryNickolls's avatar
me too!
its really cool!
gaintterd's avatar
nice it looks so awesome
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ThatSoberMan's avatar
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
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Imagine a redone Athena.
KCinKC51's avatar
Cool Poseidon!
Heart0fGold's avatar
It's Ariel's dad!!! (σ≧▽≦)σ
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