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Oceanid n : (Greek mythology) sea nymph who was a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys

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Proper noun

  1. Any of the sea nymphs, daughters of Oceanus and Tethys

Extensive Definition

In Greek and Roman mythology, the Oceanids were the three thousand daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. One of these many daughters was also said to have been the wife of the god Poseidon, typically named as Amphitrite. Each of these nymphs was the patroness of a particular spring, river, ocean, lake, pond, pasture, flower or cloud. Oceanus and Tethys also had 3000 sons, the river-gods (Potamoi). Whereas most sources limit the term Oceanids or Oceaniades to the daughters, others include both the sons and daughters under this term.


See also

oceanid in Breton: Okeanidezed
oceanid in Bulgarian: Океаниди
oceanid in Catalan: Oceànide
oceanid in Czech: Ókeanovny
oceanid in Danish: Okeanide
oceanid in German: Okeanide
oceanid in Modern Greek (1453-): Ωκεανίδες
oceanid in Spanish: Oceánides
oceanid in Persian: اوکئانیدها
oceanid in French: Océanides
oceanid in Italian: Oceanine
oceanid in Hebrew: אוקיינידים
oceanid in Lithuanian: Okeanidės
oceanid in Hungarian: Ókeaniszok
oceanid in Dutch: Oceaniden
oceanid in Japanese: オーケアニス
oceanid in Polish: Okeanidy
oceanid in Portuguese: Oceânides
oceanid in Romanian: Oceanidele
oceanid in Russian: Океаниды
oceanid in Simple English: Okeanid
oceanid in Slovenian: Okeanide
oceanid in Serbian: Океаниде
oceanid in Finnish: Okeanidit
oceanid in Swedish: Okeanider
oceanid in Turkish: Okeanidler
oceanid in Ukrainian: Океаніди
oceanid in Chinese: 俄刻阿尼得斯
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