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    reveal's Daily Trivia 1.3.19

    What country's flag features a broken trident?
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    Atlantis. Duh.

    Dark the stars and dark the moon
    Hush the night and the morning loon
    Tell the horses and beat on your drum
    Gone their master, gone their son.

    Dark the oceans, dark the sky
    Hush the whales and the ocean tide
    Tell the salt marsh and beat on your drum
    Gone their master, gone their son.


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    Atlantis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    Atlantis.

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    Dark the stars and dark the moon
    Hush the night and the morning loon
    Tell the horses and beat on your drum
    Gone their master, gone their son.

    Dark the oceans, dark the sky
    Hush the whales and the ocean tide
    Tell the salt marsh and beat on your drum
    Gone their master, gone their son.


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    One of the Caribbean island nations, I forget which one. But with all due respect to the calendar publisher, it's a trident head, not a broken trident. Just as an unattached spear/arrow head is not a broken spear/arrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Advocatus Diaboli View Post
    One of the Caribbean island nations, I forget which one. But with all due respect to the calendar publisher, it's a trident head, not a broken trident. Just as an unattached spear/arrow head is not a broken spear/arrow.
    I looked it up, and the flag is literally called the Broken Trident.

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    I have no idea. I just remember that there are sculptural groups on the Erechtheon in Athens showing the contest between Athena and Poseidon for the patronage of Athens.

    So, given the trident was borne by Poseidon, I figured it would be some place that preferred Athena. But that probably has nothing at all to do with the flag in question. Maybe somewhere surrounded by water, as suggested above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorian View Post
    I looked it up, and the flag is literally called the Broken Trident.
    Huh. Well, alrighty, then.
    Fiat justitia ruat coelum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorian View Post
    I looked it up, and the flag is literally called the Broken Trident.
    Huh. Well, alrighty, then.
    Fiat justitia ruat coelum.

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    Barbados. The trident is a reference to Neptune, the mythological god of the sea, and it is broken to symbolize Barbados’ break from Britain and subsequent independence.
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