Bergen has been dependent on the Norwegian and North Seas for trade, transportation and fishing since the earliest settlers arrived in the 1020s. So, it is not surprising to find a statue of Poseidon on Christies gate near the University of Bergen. The Greek god of the oceans is shown above a dolphin and holding a three-pronged trident. He was heralded as the protector of seafarers. On the left is the spire of St. John’s Church.