|Archaic Age god power||Lure|
|Archaic Age bonus(es)||Lord of the Horses|
|Classical Age minor gods||Ares, Hermes|
|Heroic Age minor gods||Aphrodite, Dionysus|
|Mythic Age minor gods||Artemis, Hephaestus|
Poseidon is very cavalry oriented. Stables and cavalry are both cheaper than the other Greek major gods, allowing them to be built earlier and massed quickly. Poseidon's buildings spawn militia whenever they are destroyed making early game rushes more difficult. Poseidon is also the only God in the entire game to have a naval Hero making aquatic Myth Units less effective. However Poseidon is also the only God to be unable to heal units as all the minor gods available lack any God Power or technology that can heal them.
God Power Edit
- Cavalry cost 10% less.
- Stables cost 15% less.
- Market use cost only 10%.
- When Poseidon's buildings are destroyed, militia emerge from the rubble. Militia are weak melee units. The more expensive the structure, the more militia created from it when destroyed.
- Gains a Hippocampus at the dock when a temple is built. Hippocampus cannot attack, but is a good scout, and will regenerate at a dock if killed.
- Archaic Age: Theseus
- Classical Age: Hippolyta
- Heroic Age: Atlanta
- Mythic Age: Polyphemus
- Mythic Age: The Argo
The third son of Kronos and the brother of Zeus and Hades, he drew the seas as his domain to rule. He was known also as the god earthquakes and the god of horses. The symbols most often associated with poseidon were the trident and dolphin. Sailors relied upon him for favorable winds and safe voyaes, but he was moody. Despite sacrifices including drowned horses, he could cause storms, bad winds, and earthquakes at a whim. Like Zeus, he projected his power and masculinity on women, fathering many children.
In a famous contest between himself and Athena to decide which of the two would be the patron god of Athens, he threw a spear into the ground to create the Spring of the Acropolis. Athena surpassed him, however, by creating the olive tree. He often used water and earthquakes to exact revenge, but could be cooperative as well. He greatly aided the Greeks in the Trojan War, but took years of revenge on Odysseus, who had harmed one of Poseidon's Cyclops offspring, Polyphemus.