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The Share of the World

A Contest Story

Sculpture of Poseidon (Neptune) holding a trident. Copenhagen Port, Denmark


After overthrowing the Titans, the three brothers Poseidon, Zeus and Hades drew lots in order to share justly the powers of the World.
Zeus' price were the heavens and he became the supreme ruler of the Greek gods. The price of Hades, on the other side, was a rather unpleasant one, since he was chosen by fate to receive the Underworld.

Poseidon's price were the seas and this way, Poseidon became the Lord of the Seas and the second in power among the Greek deities.

Only the Earth and Mount Olympus remained communal.



Myths and Fables about Poseidon

The Share of the World
The Share of the World
The Contest of Poseidon and Athena
The Contest of Poseidon and Athena
Poseidon and the Dolphin's Feat
Poseidon and the Dolphin's Feat
Poseidon, Agaeus and the Fatal Curse
Poseidon, Agaeus and the Fatal Curse

Contest Stories in Greek Mythology

The Share of the World
The Share of the World
The Contest of Poseidon and Athena
The Contest of Poseidon and Athena
Aphrodite, Paris and the Golden Apple
Aphrodite, Paris and the Golden Apple