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Poseidon was a son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. He, like his brothers and sisters, was swallowed by Cronus at birth, but later they were all saved by his brother Zeus, whom his mother had hidden among a flock of sheep.
When the world was divided by lot in three, Zeus received the sky, Hades the underworld and Poseidon the sea.
Poseidon competed with Athene to be the patron God of Athens. They would each give the Athenians one gift to choose from. Poseidon struck the ground with his trident and created a spring. This would give them a means of trade and water (which, unfortunately was salty and undrinkable). Athene offered them the first domesticated olive tree, which provided wood, oil and food. The olive tree was chosen and with it Athene’s patronage.
Infuriated at his loss, Poseidon sent a monstrous flood to the Attic Plain, to punish the Athenians for not choosing him.
Painted in 1974 100X80 CM
Reproductions of this painting are available in sizes:
13 cm x 16,5 cm plain 20€
13 cm x 16,5 cm framed 25€
31 cm x 39 cm plain 50€
31 cm x 39 cm framed 70€
66 cm x 85 cm plain 175€
66 cm x 85 cm framed 220€
12 cm x 9,5 cm plexiglass 60€