|From the story - The Odyssey|
|Of the tradition - Greek Oral Poetry|
|Role in story - God of the sea|
|Family members - Polyphemus|
Poseidon is the god of the sea and Odysseus' divine antagonist. He despises Odysseus for blinding his son, the Cyclops Polyphemus, and constantly hampers his journey home. Ironically, Poseidon is the patron of the seafaring Phaeacians, who ultimately help to return Odysseus to Ithaca.
Ithaca Residents: Odysseus - Telemachus - Penelope - Eumaeus - Eurycleia -