The Competition, Athena & Poseidon Athena was the goddess of wisdom and was her dad, Zeus's favorite child. she wanted to rule the town but so did Poseidon she she challenged him. They would each give a gift to the town and the gift that the town likes the most that person would win.
This coastal town is mine to watch over!!
I also want this town, I will challenge you and whoever wins gets to keep the town
Look!! Fresh water for the town
Ew!! This isn't fresh water it's salt water!
Here's an olive tree instead!
Yum!! These olives are delicious!! We will have so many things now that we have this tree.
The only thing is that this is a coastal town and we can't let the lord of the sea get mad.
Don't worry! Hahaha!!
In the end, the towns people didn't really have a choice and Poseidon declared Athena the winner. He also named the village in her honor as the Athens.