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Poseidon (Neptune) - The Contest for the City of Athens

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The Contest for the City of Athens

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.

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