In the first of our series of interviews with some of the biggest icons in mythology, we are literally blessed to sit down for a quick chat with the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. One of the “Big Three” most powerful gods on Mount Olympus and ruler of Atlantis, Poseidon ranks way up there in the Greek pantheon. And of course we have to mention that he is the father of famous demigod Percy Jackson, which makes him a hero to us all.
RR.COM: Poseidon, we are honored. Thank you for taking time out to speak with us.
POSEIDON: The pleasure is all mine! I’m sure it isn’t every day that you get to interview the almighty god of the sea! Ha ha!
Percy’s a bit headstrong, and he’s caused some waves on Mount Olympus, but his heart is in the right place.
RR.COM: Well actually, we’re also setting up time to speak with Aegir and Ran, the Norse gods of the sea.
POSEIDON: [clears throat] Yes . . . well, I can guarantee this will be a much more interesting interview.
RR.COM: Do I sense some bad blood between you and those two?
POSEIDON: Honestly, I never give them any thought. To me, the Norse gods are just another school of fish in the sea. They’re flashy and colorful, but they scatter when we, the much more powerful Greeks, swim by.
RR.COM: Speaking of that, where is your residence? Do you spend most of your time underwater?
POSEIDON: I have a sea palace—that’s my main crib—but I also have a throne on Mount Olympus for those times when I need to make the obligatory family visit. I also like long walks on the beach.
RR.COM: Long walks on the beach . . . is that how you met Sally Jackson?
POSEIDON: Sally Jackson . . . ?
RR.COM: You know, Percy’s mom?
POSEIDON: Ah, yes, Sally. A fine woman. Kind eyes, a good listener, and she never clung to me like seaweed.
RR.COM: Do you ever wish you hadn’t dated her? It’s a well-known fact that your relationship with your son Percy has been a bit, well, rocky over the years.
POSEIDON: Nonsense! I couldn’t be prouder of the boy and all he’s accomplished. Okay, maybe Percy’s a bit headstrong, and he’s caused some waves on Mount Olympus, but his heart is in the right place. And he has inherited his father’s natural good looks, if I do say so myself.
RR.COM: How do you feel about his relationship with Annabeth Chase, the daughter of your greatest rival, Athena?
POSEIDON: I have no comment on that matter.
RR.COM: Was that a flash I just saw in your eyes? I guess that makes sense, since you control weather, heh heh. Oh, and aren’t you also the god of horses? What’s up with that?
POSEIDON: Ah yes, horses are one of my proudest creations. I graciously made them out of ocean waves as a gift to the people of Attica way back when.
RR.COM: Attica? Wasn’t that the former name of the city of Athens, the one named after Athena?
POSEIDON: [sighs] She . . . may have won their patronage with a paltry gift she created—the olive tree. Can you believe they chose that pathetic little plant over my majestic horses?
RR.COM: Well, sure. The olive helped stimulate the Greek economy for centuries. It was a very thoughtful gift, and a wise decision on their part. Surely in hindsight you see that . . . Wait, where are you going?
[Poseidon just stormed out. I mean he really stormed out. It started raining pretty heavily in the room . . . And I’m not sure but I think I felt a small quake.]