The trident is the scepter and weapon of the sea god Poseidon in Greek mythology.
Poseidon is called Neptune in the Roman world. In Hinduism the trident (trishula) is an attribute of the main god Shiva, it is also carried by some Indian goddesses like Durga or Mariyamman.
- Length: 1,07m
- Material: wood
Also and especially this weapon was used by Roman gladiators.
The retiarius (lat. "net fighter") was a lightly armed Roman gladiator. He was also called iaculator (Latin "thrower") or aequoreus (Latin "belonging to the sea").
The equipment and armament of the Retiarius, in contrast to the other gladiator genres, had no resemblance to military models. Rather, it was reminiscent of deep-sea fishing. The retiarius was only lightly armed. He carried a trident (tridens or fuscina), a throwing net (rete), and a straight-bladed short sword or dagger. His only protection was a hand and arm guard on his left arm (manica) with a metal shield (galerus) on his shoulder. He was dressed in a loincloth (subligaculum) and a belt (balteus or cingulum).