For 3 days the 300 Spartan men held the 10,000 Persian Immortals back. Xerxes, a symbol of wealth, is practically made of gold. His jewelry, his clothes, and even his skin are gold. To defeat the 300 Spartans, Xerxes had to bribe Theron and Ephialtes. Theron was bribed to prevent Spartan reinforcements from coming and Ephialtes was bribed to ensure the ambush would win this war for Xerxes.
"Without even consciously thinking of it, without even realizing what I was actually doing, my uncanny sway over water fine-tuned itself to the water molecules in Dimas' blood and did the only logical thing. It pushed him away from me. The push in his very blood stopped him mid-step and threw him backwards, off-balancing him and sending him to the sandy beach on his bum."