POSEIDONAlso known as ENOSICHTHON
Lusty God of the Ocean and patron of sailors
For reasons that have so far eluded us, POSEIDON the Sea God is well-known for his love of horses. Yes, you read correctly. Horses. Not fish. Not dolphins. Not even seahorses. He likes horses. Land-based galloping mammals. Without fins. It's hard to image this burly old salt cooing over a pony, but perhaps he's not such a bluff rugged cove as his image suggests.
He's the father of many gods and heroes — and of course horses — including THESEUS, TRITON, POLYPHEMUS, ORION and PEGASUS. His wife is the reluctant AMPHITRITE but he still leaps from one lusty affair to the next. With Iphimedeia he produced the ill-fated ALOADAE twins OTUS and EPHIALTES. DEMETER presented him with ARION and DESPOENA. And so on. Sea air is obviously good for the libido. Check out his flowing beard and ruddy complexion.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ENOSICHTHON
Popularity index : 1558
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