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Poseidon's trident

A trident /ˈtrdənt/ is a three-pronged spear. It is used for spearfishing.[1] Historically it was used as a polearm. Gladiators used them in Ancient Rome after they cast a net to trap their opponent.[2] The trident is the weapon of Poseidon, or Neptune, the god of the sea in classical mythology.[3] In Hindu mythology it is the weapon of Shiva, known as trishula (Sanskrit for "triple-spear").[4] The word "trident" comes from the French word trident, which in turn comes from the Latin word tridens.[5]

References

  1. S.L. Hamilton, Spearfishing (Minneapolis, MN: Abdo Publishing, 2015), p. 8
  2. "What is a Trident?". Conjecture Corporation. http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-trident.htm. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  3. "Poseidon". GreekMythology.com. http://www.greekmythology.com/Olympians/Poseidon/poseidon.html. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  4. "Shaivite Hindu Symbols: The Trishula". Western Hindu. https://western-hindu.org/2009/10/14/shaivite-hindu-symbols-the-trishula/. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  5. "trident". Farlex. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/trident. Retrieved 8 November 2016.