According to Homer, Ajax the Locrian was saved in a storm with the help of Poseidon on the rocks of Gyrae during his return home from Troy. He claimed that this occurred without the willing of the gods and Poseidon punished him for his boastful word by throwing his trident, which provoked a crack on the rock, where Ajax was saved, resulting his falling into the sea and his drowning (Od. 4.500 & 507). Gyrae might be located near the Caphereus cape in Euboea.
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