The three-pronged fork is a weapon of the Antiquité gréco-Roman.
PresentationIt is a fork with three teeth often decorated of gold and reasons.
Use in antiquityThe gladiator Rétiaire was equipped with its net and its three-pronged fork. The opposition of the rétiaire against the gladiator Mirmillon composed a setting in scene where the humble fisherman, equipped with his net and his three-pronged fork, makes emerge a marine monster illustrated by the mirmillon.
Symbolic systemIt is an object Symbolique associated with the legends of water.
Poséidon (god of the sea of Greek mythology) has a three-pronged fork, manufactured by the Cyclops and symbol of its domination of the seas, just like Britannia in the allegories symbolizing the British control seas.
- king Triton (in the small siren of Walt Disney) has a magic three-pronged fork.
- the three-pronged fork is also the symbol of the Ukraine.
- the three-pronged fork is also the logo of the automobile mark Maserati
- It is also an object Symbolique in the Hindouisme. The three-pronged fork ( trishula ) there is one of the attributes of the god Shiva and concentrates in each point creation, permanence and the destruction.
Modern useThe three-pronged fork nowadays is used in underwater fishing, generally associated with a crossbow. The Gardian S in the Camargue traditionally use a three-pronged fork to make obey the bulls.
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