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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
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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