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Zeus and Poseidon

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Without leaders we would not have a world; leaders are what helps build the world. In Greek Mythology, Zeus and Poseidon are the leaders that help build their part of the olympian world. Zeus and Poseidon have many similarities but they also have some difference between each other. Zeus and Poseidon are similar because they both angry tempered and powerful gods; however, they are different in the ways that they are gods of different realms and they have different weapons.

Zeus and Poseidon are similar because they are both angrily tempered. Zeus is angrily tempered because when something does not happen that he does not want to happen he gets angry. Zeus wants everything to go his way or he is going to be furios. In the book, The Olympians, Zeus is explained as, “Although he did show a certain degree of surprising foolishness, he was also angrily tempered.” ( Fisher, Leonard Pg.4) This text evidence shows that he was definitely angrily tempered to others. So to conclude Zeus gets angry very easy and does wants everything to go his way. Poseidon is also angry tempered because he was the god of the seas and thought that he was all that. When something did not go his way he was not happy and got angry. Typical Poseidon is a nice guy but he can get angry just like a lot of people can. In the book The Olympians it talks about Poseidon being angrily tempered, “ Poseidon has been casted negatively in many different ways.”(Fisher, Leonard pg.5) This is saying that a lot of people have said that Poseidon has a negative attitude and is not a very nice guy overall. So to conclude Poseidon and Zeus have been casted in negative ways.


Another similarity between the two of these gods, is that they are both very powerful gods. They are both very important gods for the olympian World which means that both of them are going to be powerful and be very good leaders. Zeus it the ruler of the sky and the clouds and the storms which means that he has to handle a lot of stuff. To be able to rule some you must be good at doing whatever you are wanting to be the god of in order to get that job. Zeus is very powerful and that is why he is one of the most important and powerful god. In the book the Olympians Zeus is described as a very powerful god, “Zeus was the most powerful god in all of Mount Olympus.”(Fisher, Leonard Pg.4) This means that he was the most powerful god out of all of them which means a lot. Poseidon is also a very powerful god. He is not as powerful as Zeus but he is very close. Poseidon was the god is the seas which means that he has to control almost the whole Olympians world. You can not just be given the god of the seas randomly you have to be powerful to be able to get that job and Poseidon fit in just for that. In the book Olympians it talks about Poseidon being a very powerful god, “Poseidon was the second most powerful god on all of Mount Olympians.” (Fisher, Leonard Pg.5) this explains that Poseidon was a very powerful god. To conclude Zeus and Poseidon are both very powerful gods because they are the first and second most powerful gods in all of Mount Olympus.


Zeus and Poseidon are both different that they are gods of different realms. Zeus is the god of the skies. He rules over all of the things in the sky like the clouds, the storms. the wind and other things like that. Zeus overthrew he dad, Cronus, and ended up get the part the god of the skies. Zeus is the perfect spot for the god of the skies because he is so powerful. On A website it describes Zeus as powerful and also says, “ Zeus overthrew his father Cronus and took over the role god of the skies.”(Classic Mythology) This means that he took over his dads spot and became the god of the skies. So to conclude Zeus was the god of the skies. Poseidon is the god of the seas which means that he is the controller of everything that goes on in the seas. Poseidon got the part of god of the seas because he is a very powerful god. The part the god of the seas is the perfect spot for Poseidon because Poseidon is a very powerful god and that is what you need in order to be able to be the god of the seas. In a website that I found it talks about Poseidon and being the god of the seas, “When Poseidon overthrew his father, Poseidon got the role of God of the seas.”(Classic Mythology) This is saying that poseidons role in the Olympian world was the god of the seas. Poseidon and Zeus are both different that they have different roles in the Olympian world.


Zeus and Poseidon are also different that they have different weapons. Zeus’s weapon is the Thunderbolt and Poseidons weapon is the trident. Zeus weapon is the thunderbolt because he is the god of the skies and thunder comes from the sky. Whenever Zeus is angry he will use his thunderbolt to the people all down below. On one of the websites that I found it talks about Zeus weapon, “Zeus weapon is the thunderbolt since he is the ruler of the skies, He uses his thunderbolt whenever he gets angry at people.”(Classic Mythology) The is saying that Zeus has a reason for his weapon since he is the ruler of the skies. Poseidon’s weapon is the trident, the reason that his weapon is the trident is because whenever Poseidon gets mad at some people, he could make an earthquake with his trident. With Poseidons trident he could also control the waves in the seas to be calm or to be rough. On a website that I looked at I found something interesting that they said, “A pitch fork like a stake that can shake the earth in violent earthquakes and he can also control the waves in the sea.”(Classic Mythology) This is talking about Poseidons weapon and the reason for it. So to conclude Zeus and Poseidon have totally opposite weapons and their weapons are for a totally different use.

In conclusion, the archetypes of Zeus and Poseidon are similar for the reasons that they are both very strong gods and are both angrily tempered, but they differ in the fact that they are gods of different realms and have different weapons that they use. Zeus and Poseidon are brothers but they differ and also have many similarities.

By Ryan S
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