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AMPHITRITE

Not particularly enthusiastic goddess of the ocean

A daughter of PROTEUS. She wished to remain an eternal virgin, but POSEIDON, who was going steady with her sister THETIS, thought she was a more fitting choice.

AMPHITRITE didn't want to know and zoomed off on a tidal wave to the Atlas Mountains in Africa, possibly having a small collision with Atlantis on the way. ("Yes officer, there was a slight bump — I thought it was a speed hump or something.")

POSEIDON didn't chase her but sent Delphinus, King of the Dolphins, to charm her. And well, who can resist dolphins? Certainly not a Sea Goddess. So she swam with the dolphins back to POSEIDON and they were married.

The romance soon went out the window because POSEIDON is such a louse and a cheat. This causes AMPHITRITE to lash herself into furious rages which cause storms at sea.

POSEIDON threatens her with his trident which usually makes matters worse, and only PROTEUS can calm her down with soothing West Winds.

P.S. Under the Romans she changed her name to SALACIA.

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Article last updated on 29 April 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT AMPHITRITE : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : AMPHITRITE
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 1902

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