Zeus turned his attention away from Troy to the other people of the earth.

Disguised as a man, Poseidon went to Telemonian Aias and the lesser Aias and assured them of their strength as warriors.  He transformed into a hawk before them.  When they knew him to be a god they were filled with strength and confidence.

Poseidon then went on to encourage the Greeks who had fallen into despair telling them that although war is evil, keeping from it is a greater evil.