I don't know man, but the thought of the gods protecting you is cool.
Do you ever wonder if the gods really do exist?
I don't need their protection, I'm a soldier of the best empire in the world!
If only there was someone who could break his fall and save him!
Meanwhile On Olympus..
I'll just use some wind which will have the energy needed to stop him from falling.
Oh look, a unfaithful mortal that I can save for no other purpose than because I can.
It looks like someone had mercy on you, and your question earlier was answered the hard way!
Newtons 1st Law - an object will not change its motion unless a force acts on it.
In the story, the soldier falls off a cliff inevitably to his death. Zeus uses his godly powers to crate a gust of wind that stops the soldier from falling because of the kinetic energy which holds the soldier up.