That ain't exaactly true, though.... It was Neptune. Same guy basically, but still. Batavi et Frisii superior! Whenever you Roman consulate war on poseidon neptune Caligula War stupidity
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That ain't exaactly true, though...

It was Neptune. Same guy basically, but still.
Batavi et Frisii superior!

Whenever you do something stupid, just
remember that Roman emperor Caligula
waged a war on Poseidon, He had his
army march to the beach and told them to
start stabbing the water.
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User avatar #1 - schnizel (08/05/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Do I see Neptune anywhere? Nope.
"common sense":2
User avatar #9 - pickaxe (08/05/2014) [+] (1 reply)
you forgot to mention:
He won,and let his men collect seashells as a token of their victory
User avatar #7 - mostlyshits (08/05/2014) [+] (1 reply)
did they win?
User avatar #8 to #7 - crazyolitis (08/05/2014) [-]
#5 - ExorArgus (08/05/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I remember hearing something that while Caligula did some kinda crazy things it was to make other people look stupid but the accounts we have of him are bias to make him seem insane. He did have his troops attack the water and collect seashells. But it was to keep them busy to not be able to have down time to get restless.
User avatar #14 - tanisrapedmygoat (08/06/2014) [-]
I've also heard that was to teach them their place. Huge power move to say I can make trained soldiers stab ******* water at my command.
User avatar #25 - zomaru (08/06/2014) [-]
>His men were afraid of the gods wrath
>Ordered troops to stab the ocean
>Troops thought it would incur poseidon's wrath
>Troops stabbed at water
>Nothing happened
>Men no longer fear the wrath of gods
#22 - antoniospaghettio (08/06/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Romans really believed in gods. This experiment would be a good way to show his army that gods do not exist.
#20 - juter (08/06/2014) [+] (1 reply)
#18 - tehfriman (08/06/2014) [-]
He also gave his best friend a high ranking job in senate. This wouldn't have been very much out of the ordinary had his best friend not been a horse.
User avatar #17 - misterblack (08/06/2014) [-]
Xerxes allegedly had his soldiers whip the water for its insolence once.
#28 - levitatingscrotum (08/06/2014) [-]
Caligula was as crazy motherucker and a party god.  just sayin
Caligula was as crazy motherucker and a party god. just sayin
#11 - thumbpadawan (08/06/2014) [-]
I have absolutely no idea how much of what I'm about to say is ******** , but I'm pretty sure I remember hearing that shortly after the "war", one of Caligula's merchant ships sank and he considered it Poseidon's retaliation.
#37 - burraki (08/06/2014) [-]
I doubt it was Poseidon, considering he was Roman.
User avatar #35 - exarzero (08/06/2014) [-]
At the same time that's like running into a church and saying " **** YOUR GOD!" while flicking off the sky during the medieval ages, and nothing happening to you. (You would of burned)

It probably made people fear him at the time, being able to threaten the gods and get away with it etc...
#33 - anonymous (08/06/2014) [+] (2 replies)
he didn't literally start a warfare. it was symbolic.

You know somethign really stupid? Little kids spending countless hours by uploading unfunny pictures on funyjunk in exchange for virtual thumbs, that, wait for it, cannot be used anywhere.
While some people actually build amazing lives, these losers just spend it here day after day.
User avatar #36 to #33 - alhemicar (08/06/2014) [-]
Amazing lives? You do remember he appointed his horse first consul?
User avatar #30 - anotherhaloguy (08/06/2014) [-]
Yeah that's the stupidest thing he did... Not like he made his horse a senator or anything
User avatar #12 - gratto (08/06/2014) [+] (2 replies)
he obviously won considering poseiden hasn't retaliated
#10 - anonymous (08/06/2014) [-]
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