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Transcript of Amphitrite
Amphitrite is the goddess of the sea. She is married to Poseidon and they have two children; Triton, a merman; and Rhode. Amphitrite also created seals and dolphines.
Poseidon and Amphitrite
Poseidon (Neptune) had fallen in love with Amphitrite after seeing her dancing on the island of Naxos. Amphitrite rejected his advances with repugnance, and fled to the Atlas Mountains to escape him. However, Poseidon sent a messenger after her, one Delphinus, who pleaded so well Poseidon's cause that the Nereid accepted to marry the sea god.
Amphitrite is usually said to be a Nereid-fifty daughters of a god Nereus Okeanid Doris and in Greek mythology they are the sea Nymph's of the Mediterranean Sea
A nymph is a kind of female nature entity\spirit in Greek mythology: They can be divided into different kinds such as,
Naiads (fresh water)
She was considered an important deity , as mentioned in the Homeric Hymn. She was presented at the birth of Apollo, alongside Dione, Rhed and Themis. Salacia is Amphitrite's counterpart.
Amphitrite soon losses importance in Greek mythology and in the end poet used her name as more of a representation of the sea.
The Homeric Hymns are a collection of thirty-three anonymous Ancient Greek hymns celebrating individual gods. The hymn are Homeric in the sense that they employ the same epic meter.