His name is connected with the Greek word for seal. Foremost of these were scenes of the Triumph of Poseidon (or Neptune), riding in a chariot drawn by Hippocamps and attended by a host of sea gods and fish-tailed beasts. Web. Her descendants included the Winds and the Stars. A COMPLETE LIST OF GREEK SEA GODS & GODDESSES NEREIDS. HELLE The goddess nymph of the Hellespont sea. 22 Oct. 2015. In classical art the fish-tailed merman with coiling tail was a popular subject, usually portrayed writhing in the wrestling grasp of Heracles. Her name means "the Lone Wolf.". Thus, on the Mycenean Linear B tablets found at Pylos, the name Poseidon[6] occurs frequently in connection with the wanax ("king"), whose power and wealth were increasingly maritime rather than equestrian in nature. GALENE One of the fifty Nereides, she was the goddess of calm seas. Gods of the Aegean Sea (bottom right branch): From right to left: Asterion: You will reveal this cultist after the Serpent's Lair main quest. AEGAEUS (Aigaios) A god of violent sea-storms. For him to reveal, you need to weaken the Obsidian Islands until you can do a Conquest Battle, and then participate in one. The sea has an area of some 215,000 square kilometres. NERITES A sea Daemon who was transformed into a shell-fish by the goddess Aphrodite. The sea could therefore stand as a powerful symbol of the unknown and otherworldly. He kept the storm-winds, squalls and tempests locked away in the hollows of the floating island of Aiolia, to be released at the command of the gods. LAMIA A monstrous shark-shaped sea Daemon. Her name means "deep wave" and she was the wife an Ethiopian king named Enalos "the man of the sea.". In Hellenistic art, the theme of the marine thiasos or "assembly of sea-gods" became a favorite of sculptors, allowing them to show off their skill in depicting flowing movement and aquiline grace in a way that land-based subjects did not. Her name means "whale" or "sea-monster.". He controls the oceans and the seas,[5] and he also created horses. 22 Oct. 2015. The Neoplatonist philosopher Porphyry read this passage as an allegory of the whole universe - and he may not have been far off the mark. AMPHITRITE The goddess queen of the sea, wife of Lord Poseidon. They were imprisoned beneath the island by their father Poseidon for their crimes. DELPHIN The leader of the dolphins. Each cluster of Old Man and daughters is therefore a kind of pantheon in miniature, each one a different possible configuration of the spiritual, moral and physical world writ small - and writ around the sea. Gods of the Aegean Sea Cultist locations Asterion – This Cultist is found on his ship near Skyros and Andros Melanthos – To get the clue for this cultist, you need to kill the leader of Messara GALATEA (Galateia) One of the fifty Nereides. Wikis. Identifying her with the drowned heroine Ino, worshippers would offer sacrifice while engaged in frenzied mourning. The sea - at once barren and prosperity-bringing, loomed large and ambivalently in the Greek mind. MELICERTES (Melikertes) Another name for the child sea-god Palaemon. CYMOPOLEIA (Kymopoleia) A sea-nymph of high storm waves. Greece & Rome, 52, pp 153-171 doi:10.1093/gromej/cxi003. The Telchines, for example, were a class of half-human, half-fish or dolphin aquatic daemons said to have been the first inhabitants of Rhodes. She probably presided over her the "milk-white" swirls in the brine as her name suggests. Poseidon received his domain when the three sons of Kronos drew lots for division of the universe. TETHYS A Titan goddess associated with the sources of fresh-water who was later imagined as a sea-goddess similar to Thalassa. CETO (Keto) An ancient sea-goddess. These beings were at once revered for their metalwork and reviled for their death-dealing power of the evil eye. They included not only the Nereides, but also the daughters of Poseidon and the other sea gods. HIPPOCAMPS (Hippokampoi) The fish-tailed horses of the sea, four of whom drew the chariot of Poseidon. He was a son of Poseidon and Amphitrite. Aside from the ebb and flow of piracy, sea-travel was fraught with superhuman hazard and uncertainty until the Industrial Revolution. Erechtheus was given a hero-cult at his tomb under the title Poseidon Erechtheus. PALAEMON (Palaimon) A sea-god protector of sailors and fishermen who was depicted as a boy riding dolphin-back. POSEIDON The king of the seas and lord of the sea-gods. This page was last edited on 15 November 2020, at 03:47. By the storm-giant Typhoeus she became the mother of many a foul beast. He and his brother Aphros brought the goddess Aphrodite to shore following her sea-birth. This motif is apparent in the paradoxical festivals of the shadowy sea-deity Leucothea ("white goddess"), celebrated in many cities throughout the Greek world. Weaken the Obsidian Islands and engage in a Conquest Battle, Treasure Chest in the Palace of Amphitrite in the Aegean Sea, near Thera. Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2015): 1. A similar wrestling scene shows Peleus and Thetis, often accompanied by a host of small animal icons representing her metamorphoses. He was an ally of the Titans. Cult of Kosmos (Crew Theme), Scions (Crew Theme). CHARYBDIS (Kharybdis) The monstrous Daemon of whirlpools and the tides. She was born of the scum of the sea or the sea-gods Phorcys and Ceto, and was associated with slime, sea-rot, fetid salt-marshes, eels and lampreys. TRITON The herald of the god Poseidon. Pontos was little the liquid form of the sea itself rather than an anthropomorphic god. GORGONS (Gorgones) Three monstrous sea Daemones with snaky locks, bronze claws, wings, and wide grinning tusked mouths. TRITONES Fish-tailed Daemones of the sea, the male counterparts of the sea nymphs. As such, he was intimately connected with the pre-historic office of king - whose chief emblem of power and primary sacrificial animal was the horse. Her parents and siblings represented other dangers of the sea. - Introduce Yourselves Eagle Bearers! "Poseidon." They were spirits of whirlwinds, water spouts, and violent storm gusts. OEOLYCA (Oiolyka) A sea nymph daughter of the stormy sea-gods Briareus and Cymopoleia. The tantalizing figure of the halios geron has been a favorite of scholarship. The philosopher Plato once remarked[1] that the Greek people were like frogs sitting around a pond—their many cities hugging close to the Mediterranean coastline from the Hellenic homeland to Asia Minor, Libya, Sicily, and southern Italy. LEUCOTHEA (Leukothea) The goddess of the Ionian sea, a protector of sailors and fishermen. ALCYONE & CEYX (Alkyone & Keyx) The former king and queen of the realm of Trachis were transformed into a pair of kingfishers. Oikos of the Olympians - Got Anything Good? Hera drove her husband mad, and fleeing his anger she leapt with her son Melicertes into the sea, where the gods transformed the pair into marine-deities. APHRODITE The goddess of love and beauty. Pontus is the primordial deity of the sea. Although Aphrodite was a heavenly goddess she retained a close kinship with the sea. Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2015): 1. DORIS One of the Oceanides, the wife of Nereus and mother of the fifty Nereides. APHROS One of the Ichthyocentaurs or fish-tailed centaurs. The Old Men have been seen as everything from survivals of old Aegean gods who presided over the waves before Poseidon (Kerenyi) to embodiments of archaic speculation on the relation of truth to cunning intelligence (Detienne). GLAUCUS (Glaukos) The fisherman's sea-god. BENTHESICYME (Benthesikyme) One of the sea nymphs, a daughter of the god Poseidon. "Reason, Xenophanes And The Homeric Gods." He presided over the wonders of the sea. Web. EURYBIA An ancient sea-goddess with power over the shifts of the sea. The Olympian Gods' official domicile was in the depths of the Aegean sea. She was the goddess of the island of Rhodes. Poseidon,[4] as god of the sea, was an important Olympian power; he was the chief patron of Corinth, many cities of Magna Graecia, and also of Plato's legendary Atlantis. CETEA (Ketea) The monsters of the sea's depths. She may have presided over the mingling of fresh water with the brine as her name suggests. The primacy of aquatic gods is reminiscent of, and may even have been influenced by, ancient Near Eastern mythology - where Tiamat (salt water) and Apsu (fresh water) are the first gods of the Enuma Elish, and where the Spirit of God is said to have "hovered over the waters" in Genesis. It is impossible to assess the spiritual crisis in Aegean culture's relations with the sea's dangers and the capacity of its divinities that must have been engendered by the tsunamis that accompanied the volcanic explosion and collapse of Thera, ca. A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | U | X | Z. Kenyon Review 9.4 (1987): 12. Academic Search Complete. "Oceanus." She was the mother of the fishes by her male counterpart Pontus. He was one of the Hecatoncheires, three hundred-handed, fifty-headed giants, and a son-in-law of Poseidon who made his home on the floor of the Aegean sea. When the office of wanax disappeared during the Greek Dark Ages, the link between Poseidon and the kingship was largely, although not entirely, forgotten.