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Sea Deities


Amphītrite (4 syl.). Wife of Poseidon (3 syl.), queen goddess of the sea.

N.B. Neptune had no wife.

Doto, a sea-nymph, mentioned by Virgil.

Galatēa, a daughter of Nereus.

Glaucus, a fisherman of Bœotia, afterwards a marine deity.

Ino, who threw herself from a rock into the sea, and was made a sea-goddess.

Neptune (2 syl.), king of the ocean.

The Nereids (3 syl.) or Nerēides (4 syl.), fifty in number.

Nereus (2 syl.) and his wife Doris. Their palace was at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. His hair was seaweeds.

Oceănos and his wife Tethys. Oceănos was not god of the sea, but of the ocean, supposed to form a boundary round the world.

Oceanides (5 syl.). Daughters of Oceănos.

Palēmon, the Greek Portumnus.

Portumnus, the protector of harbours.

Poseidon (3 syl.), the Greek Neptune.

Proteus (2 syl.), who assumed every variety of shape.

Sirens (The). Sea nymphs who charmed by song.

Tethys, wife of Oceanos, and daughter of Uranus and Terra.

Thetis, a daughter of Nereus and mother of Achillēs.

Triton, son of Poseidon (3 syl.).

⁂ The Naiads or Naiădes (3 syl.) were river nymphs.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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