Poseidon, one of the most dominant deities in Greek mythology, was the leading dynast of the seas. A daunting, disorderly, and dynamic divinity, he was associated with natural disasters. When displeased, he could derange the sea to a dander. But he could also hush the disobedient waters with just a glance and his calm demeanor.
After deluding his sister Demeter, while disguised as a horse, he had duo descendants: the deific dragoon Arion, and a daughter, Despoina.
Despoina was devoted by many in a distinguished sanctuary west to the town Megalopolis. Pausanias left a description of this deistic den, which today contains only the dilapidated debris of the temple developed in 180 BCE. The door of the den was decorated with reliefs from palid marble. There was also a diminutive desk with an inscription of district decrees.
The Altars of both deities - Despoina and Demeter - were deposited in front of the dorian temple of Despoina. The remains of it are today in the Archeological Museum of Athens. Despoina and Demeter are seated on their throne. Below them were depicted some Kourites and Korybantes, supposedly the first people of the land.
Do you know of any dangerous or delightful deities from your district?