The Minoan Trident was the world's first weapon of mass destruction. It was the first item collected for Warehouse 1 by Alexander the Great. The trident was the reason Julius Caesar attacked Egypt and why Warehouse 2 was burried. When struck to the earth three times, it causes fissures in the earth's crust; if placed properly, this could cause volcanic eruption.
The trident was split into two pieces (in order to prevent its use) sometime during or before it's being stored in Warehouse 2, as only the staff and central point were there. The other two points were stored elsewhere. H.G. Wells found 1 piece of the trident in the 1800's and used it as a part of her daughters coffin so she could come back for it later.
Real World ConnectionsEdit
A volcanic eruption at Thera, a Grecian island, in 1627-1600 BC is thought to be a contributing factor to the fall of Minoan culture and how the island of Santorini was created. Really it was the trident that caused the volcanic eruption. This one artifact was able to destroy an entire civilization and culture and also inspired the story of Atlantis.
Also, the Greek god Poseidon's trident was able to cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.