Poseidon Sculpture in Bergen, Norway
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.