Pontus means Deep Sea. He is the son of Gaea
and the father of Nereus.
Nereus is also called The Old Man of the Sea. He is known as a gentle
and trustworth god, who never lies, and is full of kind thoughts.
He is the son of Pontus. With his wife
Doris he fathers fifty lovely daughters, known as
Nereids in his honor.
She is the daughter of Oceanus
and the wife of Nereus. Together they have fifty
lovely daughters, known as Nereids in her husbands
They are the daughters of Nereus and
Doris, fifty in number. They are named in honor of their
father. All of them lovely, they are the nymphs of the sea. Some of the
better known are Thetis and Amphitrite.
One of the Nereids. She is the wife of
Poseidon. Her son is
The trumpetor of the sea. His trumpet is a great shell. He is the son of
A famous prophet of Thebes. Teiresias accidentally came across
Athena while she was bathing,
so she blinded him. At his mother pleading
Athena gave Teiresias the gift of prophecy to compensate for his blindness.
Amoung his prophecies were:
A warning to Pentheus to
recongnize and honor Dionysus when he first
appeared in Thebes. A prediction of the greatness of
He reveled to Oedipus that Oedipus had unknowningly murdered his own
father. Advice to Odysseus on how to
Epaphus is the son of Zeus and
Io. He founded the city of Memphis in
Minos was the King of Create. He was the son of
He created a famous legal code. His success as a law giver was such
that after his death he was made one of the three judges of the dead
in the underworld. During his rule
Create became a major power with
an excellent education system, wide spread trade, impressive buildings,
and flourishing arts. It became the strongest navel power.
Rhadamanthus was the son of Zeus and
Europa. After his death he was made
one of the three judges of the dead in the