Apr 23, 2014

T is for Triton #mythology #atozchallenge


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Unknown Greek Myth #20: Triton

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Triton was the son of the Olympian god of the Sea, Poseidon and his queen Amphitrite. His upper body was human but his lower half was that of a sea serpent. In earlier legends, he was the god of fisherman and sailors, but was later thought of as a plural counterpart to the satyrs (along with the Nereids). 

He was quite famous for appearing to the Argonauts and giving Euphemus (his demigod brother) a clump of dirt which fell into the sea and created the island of Thera of which he would become king. Triton was ultimately killed by Hercules. You know. That guy that killed everything in the myths. SMH.

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4 comments:

  1. Maybe we should call Hercules a Greek serial killer. LOL!

    ~Patricia Lynne~
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    Patricia Lynne, YA Author

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  2. Throwing dirt into the sea tends to do that.. it's floating islands of plastic we seem to be creating these days.. I wonder what the myths will be around those in the future.

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  3. I always mix up Triton and Poseidon for some reason. It's probably the trident.

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  4. Excellent post! Great image.
    Looks like the same issue as with mermaids.... oh sure, the top half is attractive, but what good is that with the bottom half being a sea creature!?

    ;)

    Stopping by from the #atozchallenge !
    @JLenniDorner

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