Monday 21 October 2013


Nereus was the eldest son of  Pontus (the sea) and Gaea (the earth), and husband of Doris, by whom he became the father of the fifty Nereid daughters. Nereus is described as old man of the sea and the god of the sea's rich bounty of fish. 

                                  He was believed like other marine divinities to have the power of prophesying the future and  of appearing to morals in different shapes. It was for Nereus knowledge that Hercules once wrestled him, in search of directions to the land of Herpesied. 


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