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It's the master trident over all tridents. Poseidon used it to help defeat Kronos in the titanomachy.

Poseidon's Trident is a magical weapon and controller of water that is featured in Greek Mythology. It is based on Poseidon's trident from the Disney film Hercules and from Greek Mythology

HistoryEdit

The trident of Poseidon, has been their traditional divine attribute featured in many ancient depictions. In Hesiod's account, Poseidon's trident was crafted by the three Cyclopes. According to Robert Graves, however, both Poseidon's trident and Zeus' thunderbolt were originally a sacred labrys, but later distinguished from each other when Poseidon became god of the sea, while Zeus claimed the right to the thunderbolt.

After the events of getting the Cyclopes and the One Hundred Handed ones out of Tartarus, they decided to work alongside the gods in the titanomachy, but for a special thank you reward, the Cyclopes and One Hundred Handed Ones (who are all descendants of Ouranos and Gaia) decided to work together to make special rewards for each of the gods.

  • Zeus got a lightning bolt to summon lightning.
    • Poseidon got a trident to summon floods and earthquakes.
      • Hades got a helmet to make the wearer invisible and terror will radiate from it.

How it All Went DownEdit

So with the trident, Poseidon helped Zeus, Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia take down the ex-ruler of the cosmos, Kronos.

In Greek myths, Poseidon wields his trident on a number of occasions. During the contest with Athena over the possession of Attica Poseidon strikes the Acropolis with the trident to produce a well of seawater. In a similar myth Poseidon strikes the ground with trident to produce a horse for mankind, while his rival Athena produces an olive tree. The oldest coins of Poseidonia from the 6th century BC depict trident wielded by Poseidon in his right hand, similar to Zeus' thunderbolt. An Attic red figure kylix from c. 475 BC depicts Poseidon killing the Giant Polybotes with his trident. In another myth, Poseidon creates a spring or springs with the strike of his trident to reward Amymone for her encounter with him. In a version of another myth Poseidon wields his trident to scare off a satyr who tries to rape Amymone after she mistakenly hits him with a hunting spear. There is also a myth where Poseidon touches the island of Delos with his trident, affixing it firmly to the sea floor.

Another myth tells how Poseidon, enraged by sacrilegious behavior of Ajax the Lesser, splits with trident the rock to which Ajax was clinging. While visiting Athens, geographer Pausanias was shown within the Erechtheion the alleged print of Poseidon's trident on a rock and related sea well which, he writes, gave forth the sound of waves when the south wind blew.

TriviaEdit

On-Screen NotesEdit

  • The Trident of Poseidon is so powerful it would make even the heavens shake.[1]
  • The Trident's three pronged spears can kill any human in just a matter of seconds.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Homer mentions this in the Iliad.