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Zeus and Poseidon

The Mighty Gods Zeus & Poseidon


The Greek gods had much in common with Sumerian deities. Zeus was the Greek equivalent of Enlil (later Ammon), Babylonian God of Heaven and Earth. Poseidon was the Greek equivalent of Oannes, the standard of marine gods for the Sumerians.

Zeus, lord of Olympus, was a weather god, controller of lightning, thunder and rain. The thunder was the symbol of power and one of his most powerful weapons, which he used to correct people. Hephaestus manufactured thunderbolts at Etna and Zeus threw them from Mount Olympus. If we take the myth literally, then we would say that Hephaestus manufactured some sort of weapon that appeared thunder-like as no one knew anything equivalent.

Poseidon, God of the Sea, possessed control of the waves and the tides, also the springs and rivers, and was considered responsible for geological phenomena such as earthquakes. He majestically held the sign of his reign, the Trident, which gave him the power both to create storms and calm the waters. The Trident has also been used as a powerful weapon in many other mythologies, which makes one wonder if indeed this kind of weapon existed.

Zeus was the youngest son of Cronus (Saturn), grandson of Uranus and Gaia, and Rhea. Cronus was King among the children of heaven and learned through his mother Gaia and his father Uranus that he was destined to fall by a mighty son. He did not want another god to claim his rank, so Cronus immediately swallowed all of his children as they came out of the sacred body of Rhea, which saddened her greatly. As a result, when the time came for Zeus to be born, she went to Lyktos in Crete and hid the newborn in a cave at Mount Aegean, and Cronus was given a large stone wrapped in swaddling clothes to swallow instead, thus tricking him.

Zeus grew up and defeated Cronus through trickery and force. He saved his brothers and sisters by causing Cronus to regurgitate them. He also freed his father’s brothers from their enslavement by Uranus, and the Cyclopes, who out of gratitude granted him the thunder and lightning that became the signs and instruments of his power.

It is said that the war between the Titans and the Olympian gods lasted ten years—the famous Clash of the Titans—of which we will refer to in another article. After their victory, the Olympians divided the spoils amongst themselves, giving Zeus the power over the air and the sky and Poseidon over the sea and all water bodies, and Hades control of the underworld.

Over all, these are characteristics that make gods look more like people with powers and strength rather than good and benign gods. Yet I wonder if the ancient Greeks were trying to use mythology to tell us about some secret technology that could control geological and meteorological phenomena for which they were inadequately able to explain?

By Myriam

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Hi All,

I hope everyone's New Year has started off great now that we're in 2021.

Up until recently I had thought that Zeus and his sea deity brother Poseidon were just Myth's; I'm a Christian so viewing Zeus and Poseidon as myths, was quite natural to me.

After, reading certain Biblical Accounts that was omitted from The Holy Book, I have had to re-think my position on these two Subjects seen by the rest of the World as Myth's.

I'll say this and then move on to another Topic within this here article. Reading Enoch I came across the name's of Fallen Angel's classified as Watchers 200 of them to be exact, the very Angels who married human women and had children by Them.

Enoch revealed 55 name's but, this One name stands out to me the most because of its Hebrew meaning I've seen this name spelled three different ways Baraqel, Baraqiel, Baraquiel this Fallen Watcher name means Lightening Giver in Hebrew.

In Babylon, In Canaan now known as The Holy Land & Palestine, and I believe India a figure of particular deity worshipped In The Ancient World has been found with either a Lightening Bolt in its hand or two pronged short spear like objects in their hands' which presumably; is how they caused Lightening too split the skies.

Considering Baraqel's Name and it's Meaning either He himself wielded this powerful weapon or his Son's used the Lightening Maker Weapon.

As promised I won't dwell on this Topic for long, but, I do wish to address The Trident.

I had noticed that quite a few places around the World; has a depiction of The Trident usually in the hands of some deity.
There was this great big Family King James Bible written in Olde English.

As a child I loves handling this Book since I was 3 years old and couldn't read yet I resorted to looking at artist rendition of key moments that took place in The Bible.

It was while studying a specific artist depiction of Lucifer having landed on Earth after, being cast out of Heaven that I saw in his hands The Trident usually considered in most Christian circles as a pitch fork.

However, studying the picture it did look more like the Tridents held in other hands of known deities worshipped in The Ancient World.

It made me think that the Trident must have been an common weapon that something or somebody used quite a bit.
I thought it was funny when I learned that Navy Seals' get tattoos of The Trident and that is because I remembered seeing The Trident clutched in the hand of Lucifer sprawled on Earth among his fellow Angel's (one-third of them apparently), that took part in The War in Heaven.

And on that note quick question would any one happen to know how many within The Ancient World has an Story of a War in Heaven?

Alright, I'll stop the discussion here unless, I remember something else about these two Subject's. Until, next time Everyone, Goodbye!

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Kiki Nioti

Myriam was born in Athens, Greece. She grew up reading philosophy and ancient Greek mythology. In the last few years her exploration has expanded to include mythologies of other civilizations.  She is particularly interested in the common patterns... Read More

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