Greek bronze sculpture depicting the god Poseidon. "Poseidon Soter at Artemisium" (c. 575 B.C.).
The statue was found in the Aegean Sea in 1926.
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Image courtesy of the National Archaelogical Museum at Athens, Greece. Greek Ministry of Culture-Archaeological Receipt Fund. (c) Greek Ministry of Culture.
Poseidon was the Greek god of the sea and earthquakes. Poseidon was depicted as a bearded man with long hair, holding
a trident. He had a very bad temper. The symbol of Poseidon's power was the three pronged spear known as
When he was angry, he split mountains and threw them into the sea to make islands. Poseidon was the brother of
Zeus and Hades. He married Amphitrite who was one of the Nereids. The Greek god Poseidon was known to the Romans by the name of Neptune.
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