Often considered second in command to Zeus, Poseidon was the powerful god of the sea, a god who garnered more fear than respect. Poseidon was like a schoolyard bully, but much more dangerous. He controlled the seas and could create earthquakes. Sailors tried to placate Poseidon, but most of the ancients regarded him as a god best avoided. In this chapter, you will get to know Poseidon and the many myths that surround him.