Poseidon (DC Comics)

Publication information

Publisher: DC Comics
First appearance: Flash Comics #9 (September, 1940)
Created by:

In-story information

Alter ego: Poseidon Earth-Shaker
Phonetic: pəsájdən
Notable aliases: Neptune (Roman Name), Nethuns (Etruscan name)
Relatives: Ouranos (grandfather, deceased), Gaea (grandmother), Cronus (father), Rhea (mother); Hyperion, Iapetus, Oceanus(father-in-law), Crius, Coeus (uncles); Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Tethys(mother-in-law), Theia, Themis (aunts), Hades(nephew-in-law), Zeus(brother-in-law) (brothers), Demeter, Hera(sister-in-law), Hestia (sisters), Chiron (half-brother), Plute (half-sister), Amphitrite (wife,cousin), Triton (son by Amphitrite), Rhode, Benthesikyme (daughters by Amphitrite), Despoena, Arion (daughters by Demeter), Thetis (sister-in-law), Apollo, Ares, Mars (Earth-Two), Hephaestus,Dionysus, Hermes (god nephews), Artemis, Athena, Minerva (Earth-Two), Eris, Hebe, Eileithyia, Persephone, Aphrodite, Pandia, The Muses, The Graces, The Horae, The Moirae(goddess neices), Perseus, Hercules(demigod nephews), Helen of Troy, Cassandra Sandsmark(demigodess neices), Deimos, Eros, Pan, Phobos, Asclepius, Janus(great-nephews), Harmonia (great-neice), Hecate, Helios, Eos, Selene, Prometheus, Eprimetheus, Atlas, Leto, Metis, Eurynome, Ophion (first cousins), Maia, Circe (first cousins once removed), Dione

Affiliations: Aquaman, Hawkman, Mera, Orion
Team affiliations:
Enemies: Aquaman, Ares, Mars (Earth-Two), Athena, Minerva (Earth-Two), Cronus, Mera, Orion, Rao
Base Of Operations: Aegae - His Undersea Realm


Alignment: Neutral
Identity Secret:
Race: God of Olympus
Marital Status:
Occupation: God of the Seas


Gender: Male
Height: 274.32 cm
Weight: 423 kg
Eyes: White
Hair: White
Unusual Features: Poseidon often appears as a mer-man with the hind-quarters of a fish. He is about twenty five feet long in this form.


Origin: Poseidon is one of the Olympians worshiped as gods by the Greeks and Romans.
Universe: Earth-Two, New Earth


One of the three Elder Gods (sons of Cronus), Poseidon was the god of the sea. He was one of the most powerful gods in Olympus, second only to his brother Zeus. He lived in a beautiful palace under the sea and caused earthquakes when he was in a rage.

Powers and Abilities


Master of the Ocean Neptune possesses the conventional superhuman attributes of an Olympian god: Superhuman Strength: Neptune is among the physically strongest of the Olympians and can lift about 70 tons without supplementing his strength with his other powers


Command of the Ocean and all life in it, with the exception of Aquaman.

Strength level

Higher Olympian God


Lack of Faith by mortals.



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