Poseidon Facts – 46 Interesting Facts About Poseidon

Poseidon Greek God Facts

In many cities of coastal Greece he is the chief God of polis

He is a creator of islands and calms the seas.

However he is destructive when offended and can cause earthquakes, chaotic and choppy seas destroying ships.

Drowning horses is a mode of sacrifice in honor of Poseidon

Folklore says that Alexander the Great paused at the Syrian sea shore and invoked the blessings of Poseidon the Sea God before his battle with Issus

Alexander even ordered a chariot driven by four horses to be cast in the waves in honor of Poseidon.