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- "Poseidon, god of the ocean. Thank you for watching over the Adrestia."
Poseidon was rumored to have fathered Byzas with the nymph Keroessa. Byzas later became the founder of Byzantium, which was renamed sometime after as Constantinople. While Amphitrite, wife of Poseidon and queen of the sea, was said to have birthed his other son Triton, who had a conch shell to control the sea.
According to stories told on Naxos Island, a mortal woman by the name of Iphimedeia fell in love with Poseidon, and was in the habit of walking the shores, gathering sea water into her lap. Later, she gave birth to twin giant sons, the Aloadai Otos and Ephialtes.
According to the story of the death of Hippolytos, the hero Theseus' son, Poseidon played a part in it. Angered by what his wife Phaidra claimed Hippolytos to have done, Theseus invoked the god to kill Hippolytos. Poseidon summoned a sea monster, and Hippolytos died within the Sinkholes of Herakles in Argolis, in a chariot accident.
Influence and legacy
During the Peloponnesian War, the Spartan misthios Kassandra obtained Poseidon's Trident from within the ruins of a temple dedicated to him on a small Samian island. This trident was a weapon attributed to Poseidon that allowed the wielder to breathe underwater and was said to "control the seas".
Throughout the Greek world, there were numerous temples dedicated to the god, and some like the Erechtheion on the Akropolis Sanctuary in Athens was dedicated many gods at the same time. There was also the region of Korinthia dedicated to Poseidon: the Isthmus of Poseidon, housing the Sanctuary of Isthmia, home to the Isthmian Games.
- According to the myths, the Titan Kronos devoured every child he begat with his sister-wife Rhea. When Zeus saved his siblings, they accompanied him as the new gods, and became part of the twelve mightiest. In order from oldest to youngest, the children were Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades and Poseidon before Zeus.
- The mural depicting Poseidon in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is based on a painting on an amphora from Late Classical period, depicting the Battle of the Giants and Gods.
- According to The Art of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, the amulet worn by Barnabas and Mydon for example is that of Poseidon, featuring his trident.
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations (mentioned in Database entry only)
- Assassin's Creed: Origins (mentioned only)
- Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (Statue only)