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Poseidon by GENZOMAN Poseidon by GENZOMAN
humm *lookingf the gallery* I posted so many girls the last deviations, Oh well, a dude for this time :P

following hades and greek gods, here goes his brother, mr poseidon (I wanna go to the beach :D!)
This is an old pic done in the last year, This version is an edit, the original one contains some modern age elements :p but i like this one a lot more :) hope you like it

PSCS/Bamboo/10 hours/Music: Across the endless sea II - Fairyland

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Enough chat :P let´s wikiattack !

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Poseidon (Greek: Ποσειδῶν; Latin: Neptūnus) was the god of the sea and, as "Earth-Shaker," of earthquakes in Greek mythology. Poseidon has many children. There is a Homeric hymn to Poseidon, who was the protector of many Hellenic cities, although he lost the contest for Athens to Athena.

Poseidon was a son of Cronus and Rhea. In most accounts he is swallowed by Cronus at birth but later saved, with his other brothers and sisters, by Zeus. However in some versions of the story, he, like his brother Zeus, did not share the fate of his other brother and sisters who were eaten by Cronus. He was saved by his mother Rhea, who concealed him among a flock of lambs and pretended to have given birth to a colt, which she gave to Cronus to devour. According to John Tzetzes the kourotrophos, or nurse of Poseidon was Arne, who denied knowing where he was, when Cronus came searching; according to Diodorus Siculus. Poseidon was raised by the Telchines on Rhodes, just as Zeus was raised by the Korybantes on Crete.

According to a single reference in the Iliad, when the world was divided by lot in three, Zeus received the sky, Hades the underworld and Poseidon the sea. In the Odyssey (v.398), Poseidon has a home in Aegae.

Poseidon was a major civic god of several cities: in Athens, he was second only to Athena in importance, while in Corinth and many cities of Magna Graecia he was the chief god of the polis. In his benign aspect, Poseidon was seen as creating new islands and offering calm seas. When offended or ignored, he supposedly struck the ground with his trident and caused chaotic springs, earthquakes, drownings and shipwrecks. Sailors prayed to Poseidon for a safe voyage, sometimes drowning horses as a sacrifice.

According to Pausanias, Poseidon was one of the caretakers of the oracle at Delphi before Olympian Apollo took it over. Apollo and Poseidon worked closely in many realms: in colonization, for example, Delphic Apollo provided the authorization to go out and settle, while Poseidon watched over the colonists on their way, and provided the lustral water for the foundation-sacrifice. Xenophon's Anabasis describes a group of Spartan soldiers in 400–399 BCE singing to Poseidon a paean — a kind of hymn normally sung for Apollo.
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you know what poseidon is awesome :) (Smile) 
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:iconenkililsta8411:
poseidon ... hoooooa awesome ... but i like zeus still better .. of course kratos is badass still XD
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E-Ocasio Apr 8, 2014   General Artist
Gorgeous work as always.
Thanks for the little history and folk lesson too, I really enjoy reading those!
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nancymadore Apr 7, 2014  New member Professional Writer
This is just how I pictured him!!! Excellent picture.
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xXRaINbOwCaTXx Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There's a shop in Marathon, FL that currently has a cropped version of this artwork above their door (its like 5ft by 5ft and framed) with their business's name plastered on it. I saw it and was like "...That looks like Genzoman's art." Quick look through your gallery and I found it. :)
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Yroshima Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Splendid!!! Heart 
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StickFigureofDiscord Mar 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I just saw this featured (as well as others strewn about within) on the cover of National Geographic Kids: Everything Mythology, and it looks fantastic! 
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supercomicman Mar 20, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
these are jaw droping
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efreet21 Mar 17, 2014  New member
terrible , can i have a version with full tentacles plz?
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