The Broken Trident of Poseidon

Production Number

3-26 (106)


August 10, 1995


Silver Snakes


Kimberly & Tony

Artifact Location

The Shrine of the Silver Monkey

Pendants of Life


Temple Layout


Previous Episode

The Red Sash of Tokugawa Ieyasu (Production Order)
The Jewel-Encrusted Egg of Catherine the Great (Broadcast Order)

Next Episode

The Lily-Crested Crown of Clovis I (Production Order)
The Much-Heralded Helmet of Sir Gawain (Broadcast Order)

The Broken Trident of Poseidon is the 106th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

The Moat

In this Moat, team members must individually cross the water by crossing over three large, floating icebergs.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
1st Red Jaguars 0:30
2nd Silver Snakes 0:34
3rd Orange Iguanas 0:59
4th Green Monkeys 1:07

The Steps of Knowledge

One of the most feared and powerful of the greek gods was Poseidon, the god of the sea. The greeks feared Poseidon's violent temper, which manifested itself in thunderstorms and earthquakes. Poseidon's awesome power was strengthened by his mighty trident, which never left his side. Legend has it that one morning Poseidon awakened to find the trident missing! He bellowed to his slumbering wife.

"Aphortrite, have you seen my trident?"

"Poseidon, if you've seen one Trident you've seen them all."

Poseidon sent out a warning to all of Greece.

"Unless my trident is returned by midnight, I will unleash such fury upon this land that no creature will be safe!"

The Greeks searched high and low (mostly low), but to no avail. At five minutes before midnight Greek standard time, a young fisherman named Cretus stood trembling before Poseidon.

"You're royal wetness, a near-sighted stingray mistook your trident for his brother. I retrieved it, unfortunately it is broken in two."

"You are a good and honest soul young Cretus, even if you smell like a trout."

As a reward, Poseidon gave Cretus half of the broken trident. And the other half found its way to the temple.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Choices Response
Is a trident a...?
  • Crown
  • Anchor
  • Three-pronged spear
​Silver Snakes (Correct - 2 steps left)
Is Poseidon the god of...?
  • Love
  • The sea
  • The sun
Silver Snakes (Correct - 1 step left)
In Roman mythology, was the god of the sea named...?
  • Mars
  • Neptune
​Silver Snakes (Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)
According to legend, was Poseidon's trident taken by a...?
  • Beggar
  • Stingray
  • Whale
​Green Monkeys ​(Correct - 2 steps left)
Is Greece found in the...?
  • Caribbean Sea
  • North Sea
  • Mediterranean Sea
​Red Jaguars ​(Correct - 2 steps left)
In Greek mythology, is the home of all the gods...?
  • Mount Etna
  • Mount Olympus
  • Parthenon
​Green Monkeys ​(Correct - 1 step left)
According to legend, was Poseidon married to...?
  • Amphitrite
  • Pan
​Red Jaguars ​(Correct - 1 step left)
Who was the king of all the gods?
  • Apollo
  • Zeus
​Green Monkeys​ (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)

The Temple Games

The Green Monkeys are Elizabeth, who originates from Mississippi and loves skating, and James, who wants to be an archaeologist. The Silver Snakes are Kimberly, who plays softball and plays with her many pets, and Tony, who despite his nickname of "Little Man", is out to prove to others that it isn't about height, but strength.

​Set Off the Storm (Bungee Ceiling)

In th legend, when Poseidon couldn't find his trident, he unleashed several tempests and storms throughout Greece; in the sky above Elizabeth and Kimberly was thunder, and on the ground was a watering hole. When Kirk gave the signal, each girl would jump towards the ceiling, grab a lightning bolt and place it in the bin, and whoever got all 10 lightning bolts down within 60 seconds would win. Elizabeth had a very hard time getting a good enough bounce, but managed to get 2 bolts, whereas Kimberly fared much better, getting 7 bolts, awarding the Silver Snakes a half-Pendant.

​God of Horses (Bucking Horses)

Poseidon wasn't just the god of the sea, but the god of horses; when Kirk gave the signal, the horse would begin to gallop. If either James or Tony fell off, the opposing player would receive a point, and whoever had more points by the end of 60 seconds would win. Both boys had varying levels of stability on the horse, but Tony ultimately won 3-2, completing the Silver Snakes' full Pendant.

​Making Sacrifices (Slingshot Wall)

On a wall behind the teams were four of Poseidon's children (Triton, Arian, Polyphemus & Anteus), and they had give them offerings; when Kirk gave the signal, the boys would shoot a ball to the girls, who would catch it and give it as an offering to the first god. They would continue this to the top, and whoever gave offerings to all four gods within 60 seconds would win; both teams had reached Polyphemus, giving them both one Pendant, but the Silver Snakes advanced to Olmec's Temple with two pendants.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Green Monkeys Lost Lost Tied 1 pendant
Silver Snakes Won Won Tied 2 pendants

The Temple Run

This temple run went well for the first two minutes, and ended up having a very disappointing outcome. Kimberly was making good progress along the bottom floor of the Temple, never encountering a single Temple Guard along the way. She got the Trident with fifty seconds left, and then, disaster. She was apparently frightened by the sound effect made by all of the Temple's doors unlocking when she had gotten the Trident, and tried fitting herself into a suit of armor in the Room of the Ancient Warriors. When she did this, she set the Trident down. And as soon as she got her bearings down again, she took off running— WITHOUT THE TRIDENT— she made it all the way to the Chamber before she realized she had to go back and get it! Because of her critical error, time expired before she could escape the Temple.

Temple Run Results

The Temple Run Results
Victory No
Reached the Artifact Yes
Method of Loss Ran out of Time
Temple Guard Locations ​None Seen or Encountered

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