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trident

(trī`dənt), in Greek mythology, three-pronged fork borne by Poseidon. It was variously represented as a fishing spear, a goad, or forked lightning.

Trident

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The trident is the alchemical sign for water, from its association with Poseidon, Greek god of the sea and creator of waters. Son of Kronos and Rhea, and brother of Zeus, Poseidon split the earth with his trident, earning himself the title "Earth Shaker," according to Homer.

In India, Shiva was trident-bearer to Kali. Originally thought of as a triple phallus, the trident has come to be associated with Satan's pitchfork in the Christian tradition.

In Ceremonial Magic, a necromantic trident is fashioned of hazel wood. The old grimoires state that it should be cut at the full moon, from a tree that has never borne fruit, and with a knife whose blade has not previously been used. The shaft of the Trident is then engraved with the magic words "Tetragammaton" and "Jehova."

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Charles Ploix (La Nature et les Dieux) associates the trident with the wand used in water witching. Mircea Eliade suggests that the trident was originally a representation of the teeth of sea monsters, aligning it with Poseidon's world and with the three-headed Cerberus.

trident

three-pronged fork; attribute of Poseidon. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 309]
See: Sea

trident

(in Greek and Roman mythology) the three-pronged spear that the sea god Poseidon (Neptune) is represented as carrying

Trident

(company)
A video card manufacturer.

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