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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

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Enough chat :P let´s wikiattack !


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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Selsiuss Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
I saw this on the cover of a National Geographic book for kids. Did they commission you for that?…
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
yeah! i worked with them in that and also I did more illustrations for the book :)
KairaNakune Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So freaking epic!
Cityneon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
How powerful he look!! And the weapon is awesome !


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Lishadra Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! I love that he has octopus limbs!
nancymadore Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Writer
How does someone get in touch with you Genzoman?

fainisyo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Omg! Poseidon! so epic
magodeozense Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Hola, soy de España y ahora mismo estamos celebrando las Hogueras de Alicante. Ayer pasando por una feria, una de las atracciones tenia un monton de dibujos de poseidon y uno de ellos era el de este dibujo que hiciste. Me llamó la atención y te lo quise decir. Un saludo desde España, sigue dibujando que lo haces de miedo.
xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Ohmygosh, the scales *.* and the water
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