Divine Weapon: The Trident


'Portrait of Andrea Doria as Neptune' by Agnolo Bronzino (1540–1550) Wikimedia Commons

What are we to make of the trident? The three-toothed spear has seen service as the divine weapon of mythic deities, the fishing implement of common mortals and a symbolic weapon in gladiatorial combat. What does it mean, and was it ever a practical weapon? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick look for answers in myth, archaeology and military history.

Special Music:

'Divine Weapon' by 3TEETH off their 2017 album "Shutdown.exe."

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'Neptune and Amphitrite' by Paris Bordone (1560)
'Neptune and Amphitrite' by Paris Bordone (1560)
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Topics in this Podcast: myth, weapons, symbolism, death, history