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In Greek Mythology, one of the primary symbols of the sea god Poseidon was the trident. As his personal weapon, he could use it to create thunderstorms and strong tidal waves. It was created by the Cyclopes and given to Poseidon as a gift after his brother Zeus freed them from the great Tartarus.
In the God of War SeriesEdit
During the Challenge of Poseidon in God of War, Kratos finds Poseidon's Trident within Poseidon's Chamber. With it, he can dive underwater, and can swim and breathe infinitely. The trident is essential to traverse the rest of Pandora's Temple. Despite its name, it isn't actually Poseidon's own trident, but an artifact based on the legendary weapon.
Kratos continues to use Poseidon's Trident through the rest of his adventures (God of War: Ghost of Sparta, God of War II, and God of War III). He eventually combines it with the Soul of Hades to enable him to swim through the River Styx without harm.
Poseidon's Trident may have finally been destroyed during the last stage of Kratos's battle with Zeus.
The Weapon of PoseidonEdit
In God of War III, Poseidon uses a giant, crustacean-themed trident of his own in his battle with Kratos. He uses the weapon to control the Hippocampi, commanding them to attack Gaia and Kratos. He was also able summon blue lightning with the trident, both to strike Kratos with the electricity while he's on Gaia's head and to electrocute him and Gaia's hand when he's grabbed.
This trident was destroyed when Kratos forced Poseidon out of his giant watery form.
- Poseidon's Trident is the second most featured item (behind Athena's Blades) and the most featured artifact in the entire God of War series. It appears in God of War, Ghost of Sparta, God of War II and God of War III, but didn't appear in Ascension, Chains of Olympus, and Betrayal.
- Poseidon's Trident has appeared in four of the seven games in the franchise. Once you take it out of the ground, it is never seen wielded by Kratos.
- Kratos uses the trident to swim even though he already had the Triton's Lance. It is possible that the lance was lost when Kratos fell from the sun chariot.