Tuesday 24 September 2013


Oceanus or Okeanos, Titan son of Uranus and Gaea, the eldest of the Titans. Unlike his brother Titanes, Oceanus neither participated in the castration of Uranus nor joined the battle against the younger Olympian gods. Oceanus god of all the earth's fresh-water: including rivers, wells, springs and rain-clouds. Oceanus was also the god who regulated the rising and setting of the heavenly bodies which were belived to emerge and descend into his watery realm at the ends of the earth. 

                                   Oceanus was depicted in ancient Grefk vase panting as a bull-horned god with the tail of a serpenting fish in place of leg, similar to his river god sons. His usual attributes were a fish and serpent. With his sister and consort (wife) Terthys, he fathered the Potamoi or river-gods and Oceaides, nymphs of springs and fountains.


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