Poseidon vs. Zeus

Poseidon
Zeus

In Greek mythology, Poseidon and Zeus were brothers (the children of Cronus and Rhea) and two of the Twelve Olympians, the principal gods of the Greek pantheon, residing atop Mount Olympus.

According to a single reference in the Iliad, when the world was divided in three by a draw of lots, Zeus received the sky and air, and Poseidon received the sea. Their sibling Hades received the underworld.


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Abode Seas and oceans Mount Olympus
Siblings Hades, Demeter, Hestia, Hera, Zeus Hestia, Hades, Hera, Demeter, Poseidon
Parents Cronus and Rhea Cronus and Rhea
Children Theseus, Triton, Polyphemus, Pegasus, Chrysaor, Otos, Ephialtes, Hippothoon, Neleus, Pelias, Merman, Nausithous, Nauplios, Arion, Euadne, Orion, and etc. Ares, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Dionysus, Hebe, Hermes, Heracles, Helen of Troy, Hephaestus, Perseus, Minos, the Muses, the Graces
Introduction (from Wikipedia) In Greek mythology, Poseidon [Pro.( /puh-sy'-duhn/)] is the god of the sea and, as "Earth-Shaker," of earthquakes. His symbols are the trident, swordfish, dolphin, horse, bull, and pearl shell. In the ancient Greek religion, Zeus is the "Father of Gods and men" (πατὴρ ἀνδρῶν τε θεῶν τε, patḕr andrōn te theōn te) who rules the Olympians of Mount Olympus as a father rules the family. He is the god of sky and thunder
Consort Amphitrite Hera and various others
Roman equivalent Neptune Jupiter
The Big 3 (brothers) 2nd oldest Youngest
Origin Poseidon was a son of Cronus and Rhea. In most accounts he is swallowed by Cronus at birth but later saved, with his other brothers and sisters, by Zeus. Like other children of Cronus and Rhea, Cronus wanted to swallow Zeus at birth. But when Rhea gave birth to Zeus in Crete, she handed Cronus a rock wrapped in swaddling clothes, which he promptly swallowed.
Symbol Trident, swordfish, dolphin, horse, and bull. Thunderbolt, eagle, bull, and oak.

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March 12, 2013, 11:59pm

Poseidon crushes Zeus any day. Even his children can kill Zeus. plus Poseidon has the same powers added to his powers to control the waters.So Poseidon Crushes an destroys Zeus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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April 18, 2014, 10:20pm

Poseidon all the way, he should be king of the Gods

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September 16, 2013, 11:15pm

Poseidon will definitely win because Zeus is the god of skies, but Poseidon is the god of seas and even if the sky is bigger than the seas, Poseidon can also fly by raising water around him if Zeus tries to fly away. Poseidon's trident can be like arrows, for instance, it can electrocute his enemy (wouldn't harm Zeus), Explode on his target, etc. Poseidon can cause a hurricane or Tsunami or make an earthquake to the depths of tartarus. Zeus has lightning bolts that would strike anyone, but Poseidon can just make a shield out of water even if water is a good conductor, Poseidon wouldn't be harmed in the water. So i think POSEIDON IS STRONGER!!!(Read the Percy Jackson series and the Hero's of Olympus Tells good things ! :D)

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March 12, 2013, 11:56pm

Poseidon would win because he is much older and has cooler powers. Water conducts electricity yes but Poseidon is not effected when he is in the water so then he can use that against Zeus. Poseidon is just stronger no debate in that.

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March 4, 2013, 1:18am

Person who said Poseidon is cooler than Zeus... YOUR SO RIGHT!!! HE IS WWAAAAAYY COOLER THAN ZEUS!!!!! ^^

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January 17, 2013, 7:58pm

First of all Poseidon can make lightning with his trident and Zeus is just hot tempered. also if they both fought each other there would be no point in fighting because their both immortal and they would not die. plus Poseidon is way cooooooooooooooler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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October 31, 2012, 5:52pm

i know its going to be posieden would win because he is older and has more power than zues.

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August 12, 2013, 9:59pm

Poseidon would So win...he can use his trident to incinerate Zeus, or badly damage Zeus,on top of that he could summon up tons of hydra's. Poseidon would win but he would be badly damaged.

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July 19, 2013, 7:56am

oh Zeus is Alpha so he is kinda womanizer by nature which is a normal dominance attitude, but at least his not rapist like his elder brother (posiden rape medusa then bully athena to curse Medusa) or sadistic like Hades...

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July 19, 2013, 6:26am

Poseidon lost battle against zeus... in the myth, wall of troy construct by Poseidon and Apollo after their fail to overthrown zeus... as punishment they been chain and force to built wall of troy... as mortal or half mortal...

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June 4, 2013, 7:38pm

Poseidon can too shoot lightning from his trident! Poseidon has all of zeus' powers and more! Plus Poseidon can create hurricanes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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June 4, 2013, 7:35pm

Poseidon does not even need to be in the water to kick zeus' ass.

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June 3, 2013, 5:57pm

and Poseidon can be harmed in water if the gods realm is destroyed the god who's realm is destroyed ceases to exist.

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June 3, 2013, 5:55pm

first off your dumb as hell cause you cant turn a immortal mortal or they would have turn Prometheus mortal for giving the mortals fire instead of chaining him up for all eternity as to who would win Zeus or Poseidon only one way to find out and since they aren't real it doesn't matter...

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May 21, 2013, 8:45pm

look. Poseidon can not be harmed in water and he can call water anywhere. Zeus is king because Poseidon didn't want to be king he let Zeus take the position of king so he could be with his wife who he is loyal to. Zeus is a man slut.. I know there is no way Poseidon would lose in a fight against Zeus. Poseidon is Superior. and also Poseidon didn't have to be saved by Zeus in the stomach of Chronos Hades did.

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March 14, 2013, 12:41am

Poseidon would totaly win because he is stronger , has more powers and is older!!!!!!!! And also Zeus controls the air and space. It is a fact that water can take up space and Poseidon can create water from everywhere so Poseidon would win!!!

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January 9, 2013, 8:08pm

Poseidon. He is more clever, Zeus has more of a hot-headed temper. He just jumps in, Poseidon plans. Also Poseidon, being more experienced, can use his knowlage of fighting. War is about skill and strategy, not brute strength. Your probably thinking, "well just blow them up, or attack everyone with 300 billion people." Think about it. there are many wars where the odds were stacked up against the U.S.(the Revolutionary War) or any other country(WW2), and we pulled out of it ok. Thats how Poseidon will beat Zeus. Intelligence.

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April 11, 2012, 12:40am

What I found interesting is that Poseidon and Zeus both had some similar powers. Poseidon did have control over storms which did give him the ability to manipulate lightning much like Zeus. Of all the siblings, I would say it could go either way with Poseidon or Zeus.

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April 11, 2012, 12:37am

Zeus was the youngest of the gods born of the titans Rhea and Cronos. Of the males in that group, Poseidon was the oldest, not Zeus.

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April 2, 2012, 11:38pm

Technically, Zeus has the advantage cuz water conducts electricity, bu POSEIDON is WAAAAAAY cooler.

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December 13, 2011, 10:52pm

Seriously, think about it: Poseidon definitely has more of a supply of water than Zeus does lightning, but Zeus's bolt is far more powerful than Poseidon's water. So there we have a draw of weapons (sort of), and secondly, both of them are immortal, so what would be the point of battling? Up to this point, it's just a matter of Who's cooler. The obvious answer: POSEIDON!!!!!! He is way more AWESOME than Zeus ever was!!!! Besides, Poseidon is older. :-p

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September 29, 2011, 5:45pm

70%of our earth is made of water. plus poseidon is much cooler

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February 9, 2011, 10:09pm

Poseidon would beat zeus anyday. He is much powerful. If they fight on sea zeus would lose and on olympius poseidon would win cause he would get water from the clouds. Besides poseidon is soo much cooler. He can control water!

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October 30, 2010, 10:29pm

Both Poseidon and Zeus had the same powers, before the gamble of casting straws for positions of earth and universe. Noooo kidding, it's just higher authority on Mount Olympus to claim only the throne and SKY. Poseidon always loved the independence and freedom of the living waters, of the grand oceans, even before the gamble; rather than a seat on the throne of Mount Olympus, where some other celestial divine may want to over throw his dearly beloved brother. Nonetheless, Lady luck was on Poseidon's side when the medium-sized straw chose him. Of course, if Poseidon had won the long straw for the throne, yes, he could also, frantically, CRUSHED 0R SQUISHED young brother Zeus!!!!!

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