Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece


Greek Sea Goddess

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.

Amphitrite Facts and Figures

Name: Amphitrite
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Ocean
Area of expertise: Sea, Seas, Ocean, Oceans

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Amphitrite Relationships

Consort: Poseidon

Common questions about Amphitrite

Who is the consort of Amphitrite?

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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