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Greek mythology records that Athena, the Goddess of wisdom, war and the arts and her uncle Poseidon, the god of the ocean and the war horse were both very fond of a certain city in Greece. Both of them claimed the city as there own, so it was decided that the one that could give the finest gift to the people should have it. Poseidon struck the side of the cliff with his trident and water porued out and filled a well. The people marvelled, but the water was salty, and was not very useful. Next Athena struck the ground with her sword and an olive tree appeared. The Greek people were so impressed with her gift, as it gave them shade, olives, oil and wood that the named the city Athens in her honour.