Fact 2: The names of his parents were Cronus
Fact 3: He was one of the 12 Olympian gods
who resided on the summit of Mount Olympus
Fact 4: He was father of Theseus, although
the mortal Aegeus also claimed parentage
Fact 5: He rescued a mortal called Amymone
from a lecherous satyr and then had a child
named Nauplius with her.
Fact 6: In the legend of the Odyssey by
Homer, Poseidon is famous for his hatred of
the hero Odysseus who blinded his son, the
monstrous cyclops named Polyphemus.
Fact 7: He delayed the return of Odysseus
from the Trojan War by causing his boat to
Fact 8: He ravished Medusa, a beautiful
priestess on the floor of a temple dedicated
to the goddess Athena. The hapless girl was
then changed into the mythical creature
called Medusa, a monstrous mythical creature
called a Gorgon
Fact 9: He contested with Athena to be the
patron deity of Athens.
Fact 10: He lived in a beautiful palace on
the ocean floor, made of coral and precious