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