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Amphitrit


DescriptionEdit

Amphitrite is a tall, lean woman with long blonde hair.  She holds a trident some of the time, and in known as the female personification of the sea.

Family & OriginEdit

The goddess Amphitrite is married to Poseidon and has no siblings.  Her kids are Triton, Rhode, Kymopoleia, Benthesikyme, and the seals, dolphins, fish, and shellfish in the sea.  Her parents are Nereus and Doris.  Amphitrite originated from the sea, where she and her husband control.

MythEdit

A myth that Amphitrite is in is called Hesoid Theogony.  Theogony is one part of Greek mythology that shows the want to express reality as a whole.  This myth is also considered a narrative.   This myth is about how the gods came to be.  Also, it explains some of the traditions concerning the gods and goddesses.  This myth is known as the first Greek mythical cosmogony.

The myth begins with chaos.  Chaos is the creation of the universe.  The gods in the myth shape the universe and it shows society to reiterate its native traditions.  This myth is written in three different generations.  Many different things occur in each of the generations.

The gods and goddesses make the universe by creating the planets, stars, etc.  Amphitrite is mentioned in this myth because she and Poseidon get married.  They then have their first baby, Triton.  The meaning of this myth was to show people to always keep their traditions.

PowersEdit

Amphitrite has the power and authority over all of the creatures in the sea.  Poseidon and Amphitrite control the sea together, and each has their own trident.  The goddess although does not have power over Poseidon, he has more power than she does.

Interesting FactsEdit

*Also known as the third element

*Originally a sea nerid before married to Poseidon

* Her Roman name is Salacia

*Amphitrite named her son after her trident

Works CitedEdit

Brown, Norman O. Introduction to Hesiod: Theogony (New York: Liberal Arts Press) 1953.

Atsma, Aaron J. "AMPHITRITE : Sea-Goddess, Queen of the Sea | Greek Mythology, W/ Pictures." AMPHITRITE : Sea-Goddess, Queen of the Sea | Greek Mythology, W/ Pictures. N.p., 2000. Web. 12 Apr. 2013.

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