Poseidon is the god of the sea, son of Kronos and Rhea. Athena is the goddess of wisdom, daughter of Zeus and Metis.
Poseidon lives on the sea floor of the Aegean Sea in a large mansion of pearl, sea stone, and abalone shell.
One day, Poseidon wanted to be the patron of the capital of the Greek mainland, Attica.
I’ve got an idea!
Athena ended up getting to Attica a little bit before Poseidon did, proposing that she should be the patron of Attica.
I’m here to be your patron!
To help the city elders decide which god to choose, Poseidon and Athena each had to present a valuable gift to Attica. Then, whichever gift the elders chose, that god would be their patron and the other would have to accept the decision and leave in peace. Poseidon offered the gift of horses, while Athena offered the gift of an olive tree.
It will bring you great wealth.
The city elders chose Athena's gift and changed the city's name, Attica, to Athens to honor her. Poseidon had to accept the elders' decision and leave in peace.