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Athena (Minerva) - The Contest for the City of Athens

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The Contest for the City of Athens

Defendant (Athena) accused of fraud and bribery by her uncle, Poseidon. 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.

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