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Poseidon, the Greek God of Seas
Love and Other Affairs

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LOVE AND OTHER AFFAIRS

Like his brother Zeus, Poseidon had many wives and many children, but Amphitrite was not a jealous wife like Hera. Together they only have one son, Polyphemus , who was the Cyclop that Odysseus escaped from. One of his love affairs include Demeters story. When she was searching for her daughter Persephone, he was enchanted by her beauty. Demeter changed herself to a mare to avoid him, but he changed to a stallion and mated with her anyway. The result was the heavenly horse Arion. He also made love with the gorgon Medusa (when she was pretty) and fathered Pegasus and Chrysaor. The rape of Aethra by Poseidon resulted in the birth of Theseus. Another rape involved Amymone when she tried to escape from a satyr and Poseidon saved her.  Other off springs of Poseidon include: Eumolpus, the Giant Sinis, Polyphemus, Orion, King Amycus, Proteus, Agenor and Belus from Europa, Pelias, and the King of Egypt, Busiris.


Amphitrite