please sir, can I have some more? (sunsets_unseen) wrote in little_details,
please sir, can I have some more?
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Poseidon's Lost Lover?

...at least, it would seem that way!

Before I begin, I've searched for:
"myth atlantis", "lost city atlantis", "Poseidon", "Poseidon lovers", "Poseidon children"; I've also read a couple of articles on theoi.com concerning Poseidon and his lovers which were helpful, but only marginally so.

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My original story loosely incorporates the idea of the myth of Atlantis, and of modern-day offspring of the "ruling family" still being around and kicking. One of the things I wanted to incorporate was a cult-like religion for these people based around "the Mother", or the woman that Poseidon impregnated that led to the first occupants of Atlantis. Problem is, I can't figure out who this person was!

I feel like I have three basic choices:
1. Drop the storyline
2. Make up this woman's name/choose another one of Poseidon's mortal lovers
3. Use Kleito, who was the mother to Atlas, instead

I would really rather not drop this plot point (as it becomes rather central to one of my characters) but I also don't want to mess up on my Greek mythology here. Any help that can be offered is appreciated!

BONUS QUESTION: As it seems from my reading that pretty much every occupant of Atlantis was an offspring of Poseidon in some form, would it be too much of a stretch to say that my modern-day characters are "part god"? I don't plan on giving them special powers or anything beyond possibly slowed aging, but it would be one of the ways that characters identify themselves as "children of Poseidon".
Tags: greece (misc), ~folklore (misc), ~religion & mythology (misc)
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