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Amphitrite was the goddess-queen of the sea, the wife of Poseidon, and the eldest of the 50 Nereides.
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Key Facts & Information
- Amphitrite was a minor Greek goddess who is considered to be one of the several rulers of the sea.
- Amphitrite was the daughter of Nereus, a minor sea god, and of Doris, a nymph.
- Amphitrite was also the eldest of the 50 Nereides. The Nereides were the 50 sea-nymph daughters of Nereus. They were considered to be the goddesses of the sea’s rich bounty and also the protectors of sailors and fishermen.
- Amphitrite was considered to be the female personification of the sea.
AMPHITRITE AND POSEIDON
- According to myths, Poseidon fell in love with Amphitrite after seeing her dance.
- As he was replacing Oceanus, Poseidon thought that Amphitrite would be pleased to become his wife. However, that is not what happened.
- Amphitrite escaped from Poseidon and ran away, swimming far across the seas to the very far end, the Atlas.
- However, Poseidon did not give up.
- He hunted for her. Poseidon, frustrated that he could not find Amphitrite, sent his precious dolphin to look for Amphitrite. This dolphin is Delphin, the god of dolphins.
- Delphin swam all the way to Atlas where Amphitrite was hiding.
- Delphin talked to Amphitrite in a soothing and comforting voice, while presenting all the benefits and advantages Amphitrite could enjoy if she married Poseidon. Amphitrite finally agreed.
- The marriage of Amphitrite and Poseidon was said to be the grandest celebration ever to be held under the ocean.
- Poseidon was said to have rewarded Delphin by giving it a place in the heavens, the constellation Delphinus.
- Amphitrite and Poseidon had three children: Triton, who became Poseidon’s herald and heir Rhode, a minor goddess who became the patron deity of an island and was married to Helios Kymopoleia, the goddess of violent sea storms who married the Hekatonkheire Briares
- Romans called Poseidon Neptune, and they called Amphitrite Salacia.
- Romans consider Salacia to be the goddess of salt water.
- According to some myths, Amphitrite was also believed to have given birth to some sea creatures, like seals and dolphins.
- Poseidon was not a good husband and cheated several times on Amphitrite with other nymphs and Goddesses. One of them was Demeter.
- In the field of poetry, Amphitrite’s name is often associated with the sea.
- Several ships of the Royal Navy, ships of the United States Navy, and at least one ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy were named after Amphitrite.
- The 29 Amphitrite asteroid was also named after Amphitrite.
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