Why was Poseidon Important to Ancient Greeks?
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The Greek gods were a way for the ancient Greeks to explain what was happening in the world. for example the Greeks thought that the sea god Poseidon (Roman: Neptune) was the god of water. when there was earthquakes, the Greeks thought that Poseidon was crashing the water into the land and so they called him "earth shaker"
He was an important god since the peoples around the Mediterranean were seafaring people and very much depending on the conditions at sea. This explains why there were many temples of Poseidon, and even a Greek colony in present-day Italy was named after him: Posidonia (now Paestum). The Ancient Greeks.
Poseidon would be important to the Greeks because he is the god of the sea and lesser known as the god of earthquakes (Earth-Shaker). He is one of the original 12 born of Gaia to Kronos. He was eaten after his birth as well as 10 of his sisters and brothers by Kronos due to a prophecy claiming a child of Kronos would overthrow him before being regurgitated. During the drawing to choose their realms…
Greeks followed a set of rituals and beliefs which together may be referred to as the Ancient Greek religion. While philosophies like Platoism and Stoicism also originated within the Ancient Greek religion, the ancient Greeks generally believed in the Greek Pantheon (which contains deities such as Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Ares, Dionysus, Hephaestus, Athena, Hermes, Demeter, Hestia and Hera ). The religion itself is believed to have originated from Mycenaean religion of Bronze…
Speaking Greek was the big one. Their civilization preceded the Roman. The Greeks are know for their philosophy, art and sculpture, literature and mythology. The ancient Greece have many famous people known for their heroic and intelligent act. The Olympian God and Goddesses derived from the Greeks. Some important Gods are Zeus, the God of the Sky and Olympian, Poseidon (God of the sea and horses) and Hades (the God of the underworld).