Athens was a town where the arts and the philosophy had been blooming for centuries. Nowadays, Athens is the capital of Greece and is still known for its glorious history.
The one was named Poseidon and the other Athena. They both wanted to give to this town their name and be its protectors.
These were the reasons why they had a little fight in the highest area of the town whose name is Pnyx.
There Poseidon gave the inhabitants the horse and the water of the sea.
The crowd decided that the olive-tree was more useful than the Poseidon’s gifts, not only because this tree provides its fruit but also because olive was believed to be the symbol of Peace. This is why our town is named Athens.
Her symbols were the olive-tree and the owl.
Poseidon was one of the three brother gods of Olympus, who divided the world among them. Poseidon's lot was the sea. He was also the god of water, horses, storms, earthquakes and the natural phenomena in general. He was considered responsible for shipwrecks and drowning.
His symbols were the dolphin, the horse and the three-pronged trident.