POSEIDON TATTOOS: Meanings, Tattoo Ideas & Tattoo Designs

Poseidon Tattoos

There is only one name when it comes to the God of Seas, Poseidon! It is no wonder that lately Poseidon Tattoos have become the latest trend. Such a mighty god deserves to be celebrated and inked on the body!

The God of the sea, storms, earthquakes, protector of seafarers, and of many Hellenic cities and colonies, one of the original Twelve Olympians in ancient Greek history, and Brother of Zeus, the God of Sky, and of Hades, God of the Underworld.

Poseidon was the second son of the Titans, Cronus, and Rhea. In every depiction of his story, Poseidon was swallowed alongside his siblings by his father, Cronus, and later saved by his brother Zeus.

After the battle against the Titans, Poseidon and his brothers Zeus and Hades split the world in three. Zeus took the Skies, Hades the Underworld, and Poseidon the seas.

In his benign aspect, Poseidon was seen as creating new islands and offering calm seas. When offended or ignored, he supposedly struck the ground with his trident and caused chaotic springs, earthquakes, drownings, and shipwrecks. Sailors prayed to Poseidon for a safe voyage, sometimes drowning horses as a sacrifice;

The Roman equivalent of Poseidon is Neptune. As Neptune, he was considered the god of freshwater, often riding a seahorse. He was also viewed as the god of horses and horsemanship.


Poseidon Tattoos Meaning

Poseidon is depicted as a heavily built strong man with a long white or blue wavy beard and always accompanied by his weapon, the Trident.

Sea seafarers opt-in for the Poseidon tattoos because more often than not, they consider it a good luck charm, one that can guard their journey at the sea.

Symbols related to Poseidon are Horses, fish, dolphins, waves, and Tridents. A Poseidon tattoo symbolizes aspects of strength, power, connection to water and the sea, and love of marine life.


Poseidon Tattoos Ideas

There are a lot of ways in which Poseidon Tattoos can be envisioned, one only needs to get inspired by the lore and they will see there are a lot of materials to work with and finalize a unique tattoo.

The Trident being Poseidon’s weapon of choice is an element that is most common in Tattoos that are associated with Poseidon. The weapon itself requires strength to wield, courage to protect other people and to be in control at all times. For anyone wanting to have a perfect artifact that represents the god of the Seas, the Trident is the perfect choice for a Poseidon Tattoo.

The waves are regarded as another important aspect of Poseidon. Representing the love for aquatic life, the waves are a must-have for any sea lover, representing the need to return home, the need to protect, and to always be close to the sea and its creatures!


Poseidon Tattoo Designs

And as always, as we always recommend to our viewers, always be inspired whenever possible by already existing tattoos, but always create a unique piece, that both represents you and your views upon the world.

There is nothing quite like a unique piece that you can impress the people close to you with. The person that will wear the tattoo has to have a vision of the tattoo, while the artist is the creator of the piece.

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