GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ποσειδων (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: PO-SE-DAWN (Classical Greek), pə-SIE-dən (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Possibly derived from Greek ποσις (posis) "husband, lord" and δα (da) "earth". The name first appears in Mycenaean Greek inscriptions as po-se-da-o. In Greek mythology Poseidon was the unruly god of the sea and earthquakes, the brother of Zeus. He was often depicted carrying a trident and riding in a chariot drawn by white horses.


animals, children of Cronus, earth, gods, Greek mythology, mythology, nature, ocean, ocean deities, Olympians, uncertain etymology, water
Entry updated July 11, 2018