Temple of Poseidon Facts

The ancient Temple of Poseidon was built in 440 B.C. on the southern most tip of the Attica peninsula called Cape Sounion in Greece. The classical architecture is mostly Doric style. One reason why so many people are drawn to see the famous temple today is because of its unbelievable cliff side sunsets. In Greek mythology, Poseidon was a god who controlled the sea and carried a trident. He is said to have fathered many kids with several women other than his wife, Amphitrite. The temple is no longer fully intact but when it was, it resembled the Temple of Hephaestus, close to where the Acropolis stands. What remains of the temple today are just 18 of 36 original columns and the foot of a Poseidon statue that was once 16 feet (5 meters) high. More interesting information and facts about the history of the temple are listed below.

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