Wednesday, 10 November 2021

The Trident


Corinthian plaque, 550–525 BC.
The trident has always been associated with Poseidon. Poseidon was gifted his trident by the elder cyclopes, the one-eyed giants of ancient Greece, to help him in the war against the titans. Poseidon, as well as being god of the sea, was also known as the 'Earth Shaker' because when he struck the earth in anger he caused earthquakes. He also used his trident to stir up tidal waves, tsunamis and sea storms.

In Hindu mythology, it is the weapon of Shiva, known as trishula.