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

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three-pronged fork; attribute of Poseidon. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 309]
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(in Greek and Roman mythology) the three-pronged spear that the sea god Poseidon (Neptune) is represented as carrying
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browser engine

The underlying software that turns HTML pages into the Web page the user sees. A browser engine includes the programming interface (API) and the rendering engine, which converts HTML and JavaScript into text and images for the screen and printer. Also called a "layout engine," a browser engine is also used by email programs that support HTML (most do), as well as other applications that render Web content. Following is a sampling of most browsers. See API, HTML, JavaScript, HTML email and render.

                    Browser   RenderingBrowser             Engine     Engine

 Internet Explorer   Trident    Trident 
 AOL Explorer        Trident    Trident 

 Firefox             Gecko      Gecko   

 Safari              Webkit     WebKit  

 Chrome as of V28    Chromium   Blink   
 Chrome up to V27    Chromium   WebKit  
 Edge as of V80      Chromium   Blink   
 Edge up to V79      Microsoft  EdgeHTML

 Opera as of V15     Chromium   Blink   
 Opera up to V14     Opera      Presto  

 Konqueror           KHTML      KHTML   

 Brave               Chromium   Blink   

 Vivaldi             Chromium   Blink   

 Android browsers    Chromium   Blink   
 iOS browsers        Chromium   WebKit  

browser rendering engine

Software that renders HTML pages (Web pages). A browser rendering engine turns content coded in HTML into the text and images for the screen and printer. Also called a "layout engine," a rendering engine is used by Web browsers, email programs (for HTML email) and other applications that render HTML content. Following is a sampling of popular browsers and their rendering engines. See HTML, HTML email and render.

                    RenderingBrowser             Engine     Source

 Internet Explorer   Trident    Microsoft
 AOL Explorer        Trident    Microsoft

 Firefox             Gecko      Mozilla

 Safari              WebKit     Apple

 Chrome up to V27    WebKit     Apple
 Chrome as of V28    Blink      Chromium

 Edge up to V79      EdgeHTML   Microsoft
 Edge as of V80      Blink      Chromium

 Opera up to V14     Presto     Opera
 Opera as of V15     Blink      Chromium

 Konqueror           KHTML      KHTML

 Brave               Blink      Chromium

 Vivaldi             Blink      Chromium

 Android browsers    Blink      Chromium
 iOS browsers        WebKit     Apple
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