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Supreme court

Alirrothios, son of Poseidon and the nymph Eurytes, attempted to rape the daughter of Ares and Agraulus, Alcippi, but the god of war caught him in the act and killed him. He then dishonored the dead man, by handing his body over to vultures and dogs. Then Poseidon called Ares before the court, with the gods and goddesses as judges. As a location, they picked the plateau of a rock west of the Acropolis, where the attempted rape had taken place. After the apologies of the two parties, the judges acquitted Ares by acclamation. Then, before departing, the god of war thrust his spear menacingly into a rock and told Poseidon that he wished he could pierce him and all his descendants this way. Since then this rock was named Ancient Greece's Supreme Court and it was the place where all trials for murder, such as Orestes for the murder of his mother Clytemnestra, were heard.

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