Greek - A sea-god. Son of Pontus or Uranus and Gaea. Husband of Doris. Father of the Nereids, including. Amphitrite, Galatea and Thetis. He was a shape-changing god who had a great struggle with Heracles before he would divulge the location of the garden of the Hesperides. In some accounts he is identified with Glaucus, Phorcos or Proteus. He is depicted with seaweed in place of hair. On occassion, called Nereus, Old Man of the Sea, Old Man of the Sea, Phorcos, Proteus, 'wet' or 'wet'.

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