In Greek mythology, Triton was described as the son and messenger of Poseidon, king of the seas, and his wife Amphitrite, queen of the seas. Triton was represented as a merman, having the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish. In some versions, Triton was described to live with his parents, Poseidon and Amphitrite, in a golden palace on the bottom of the sea.
Triton was the father of Pallas2 and foster parent to the goddess Athena. Pallas2 was killed by Athena during a friendly fight between the two goddesses. In some versions, Triton was described as the father of Scylla by Lamia.
In Greek mythology, Tritons were described as the mermaid and merman-like creatures, which could be male or female, and usually formed the escort of marine divinities. Tritons were a race of sea gods and goddesses born from Triton.