Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

NEREUS

Greek Sea God

The Sea God of Wet

Son of Pontus and Gaia. He lives in an underwater palace and floats around with Doris his wife, who is one of the Titans (second generation). They have fifty daughters who are known collectively as the Nereids and all are into water sports and not much else.

Nereus is a slippery sort of shape-changer but if you manage to dribble through to him he’s a reliable — if somewhat reluctant — oracle. Although a friendly chap, he’ll do almost anything to avoid answering a straight question, as Heracles found out when asking the way to the Hesperides.

“Yes, of course I know how to reach the Golden Apples of Immortality. I’ll tell you if you just go away — we want to go water skiing.”

Nereus Facts and Figures

Name: Nereus
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
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
Popularity index: 1316

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

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