* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Poseidon (Neptune)

Poseidon (Neptune)

 Table of Contents
Home Mythology Poseidon (Neptune) Police Reports The Contest for the City of Athens

Case File: The Contest for the City of Athens

Police Reports

Complainant (Poseidon) brought charges of fraud and bribery against his niece, Athena. He is certain that she won the competition to become patron of Athens dishonestly.

Case Status: Case dismissed when an independent council agreed with the people of Athens that Athena's olive tree was a better invention than Poseidon's salty water spring. As retaliation, Poseidon has cursed Athens with an eternal shortage of water.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement