Given Name POSEIDON

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". 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.

Categories

animals, children of Cronus, earth, gods, Greek mythology, mythology, nature, ocean, ocean deities, Olympians, uncertain etymology, water