|First Appearance:||Flash Comics #9 (September, 1940)|
|Created by:|| Gardner Fox|
|Affiliations:|| Gods of Olympus|
|Abilities:|| Biological Adaptation|
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Poseidon was the son of Cronus and Rhea, both of whom were of a race of extra-dimensional beings known as the Titans, who were the offspring of Ouranus (the primeval God of the Sky) and Gaea (the primeval Goddess of the Earth).
When Poseidon came into power, he became the Greek God of the Sea, and was therefore worshipped by the mortals of Ancient Greece.
When Odysseus credited himself for defeating the Trojans, Poseidon exacted a curse on him to never return him to Ithaca. The curse was further compounded when Odysseus blinded Poseidon's son, the Cyclops, Polyphemus. Although the other Gods petitioned Poseidon to lessen his curse on Odysseus, he did not revoke his curse until after the Phaeacians, a mortal tribe sacred to Poseidon, helped Odysseus to return to Ithaca.
When his son, Triton, challenged Aquaman to a fight for the title of King of the Seas, Triton was killed by Aquaman. Poseidon, in anger and shame at his son, struck Aquaman blind unless he recovered the essence of Triton to bring him back to life.
Powers and Abilities
- Biological Adaptation
- God-Level Strength
- God -Level Senses
- Invulnerability: To be a God, he can not be hurt by conventional means.
- Magic Manipulation: He can control magic to create various effects such as vortices, molecular changes,deny the magic of other beings and even teleport to Mount Olympus.
- Marine Telepathy
- Water Sense
- Metamorphosis: He can alter his physical form (presumably) into any shape that he chooses. Typically, he uses this power to assume the form of mer-man.
- Master Swimmer
- Master Combatant:he specialized in various types of armed and unarmed combat over the centuries.
- Lack of Faith by mortals.
- Poseidon often appears as a mer-man with the hind-quarters of a fish. He is about twenty five feet long in this form.
- In the New 52, Poseidon is completely redesigned to look like a huge sea creature rather than a merman.