Poseidon- Finding Greek and Roman Gods in Winnipeg

 

Poseidon Bay is just off Grant Avenue in Winnipeg.  It bears the name of the Greek God Poseidon who together with his two brothers Zeus and Hades had a powerful triumvirate.  Hades was in charge of the underworld, Zeus the sky and Poseidon the sea. Poseidon had a temperamental personality.  In a bad mood he could cause huge sea storms and earthquakes. In a good mood he would create new islands and offer calm seas to sailors.  Poseidon’s city was Atlantis which was under the sea. 

The Pan Am Pool is on Poseidon Bay. It seems fitting that a swimming pool would be located on a street named for the God of the Sea. 

There are a number of pieces in the current Olympus exhibit at the Winnipeg Art Gallery that pay tribute to the god Poseidon.  On the bottom of this kylix or drinking cup you can see Poseidon holding his signature trident. 

Nearby is a statue of Poseidon’s son Triton.

Other posts about Greek and Roman gods in Winnipeg….

Mercury

Hercules

Athena

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