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THE DEITIES OF THE WATERS. Poseidon Oceanus Pontus Nereus Triton The Naiads. POSEIDON (NEPTUNE). Lord of the Sea Gave the first horse to man (God of Horses) The Earth-shaker (God of Earthquakes) Submarine palace Attributes: The trident, dolphins, horses, bulls. OCEANUS.
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THE DEITIES OF THE WATERS • Poseidon • Oceanus • Pontus • Nereus • Triton • The Naiads
POSEIDON (NEPTUNE) • Lord of the Sea • Gave the first horse to man (God of Horses) • The Earth-shaker (God of Earthquakes) • Submarine palace • Attributes: The trident, dolphins, horses, bulls
OCEANUS • Father: Uranus • Mother: Gaea • Wife: Tethys • Children: Oceanid Nymphs, 3000 rivers, Seas • A serpent-like being that encircles the Earth. • Replaced by the god Poseidon came to power as the god of the oceans, rivers, and water. • He was the only titan that was not against Zeus in the war.
PONTUS • Name meaning the “deep sea” • Personification of the sea • Son of Gaia • Father of Nereus
NEREUS • God of the Mediterranean Sea • Son of Gaia and Pontus • Father of the friendly sea nymphs called Nereids • A gentle and wise old man with a power to foretell the future • Saviour of ships
TRITON • Sun of Poseidon • The trumpeter of the Sea • He rides the waves on horses and sea monsters • When he blew the shell trumpet violently the waves would be stirred up. Gentle blowing would calm the waves • Body of a man with the tail of a fish
THE NAIADS • Fresh water nymphs • Dwelt in brooks, rivers, springs, fountains, lakes, ponds and wells • The body of water dwelt by a nymph was thought to have inspirational, medicinal or prophetic powers • Love affairs with gods and mortals