Olympus the gods looked down on the Greek mound and wall.
Poseidon was irritated because the proper offerings had not been made before
the building began.
Zeus calmed Poseidon
saying that a lesser god might be offended but he, the great
and powerful god of the sea, could wash away the wall and mound after the Greeks
set sail for home.
Zeus the profound made thunder
all night. The men, pale with fear, spilled wine on the ground
as offerings. Eventually
they turned to rest and fell asleep.