In sailor's superstition, a malignant spirit who has control over the sea; the sea personified. The sea itself is referred to as Davy Jones's locker.
- Bonnerjea, Biren. (1920). A Dictionary of Superstitions and Mythology. Thomson Gale.
- Leach, Maria, ed. (1984). Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend. New York: HarperCollins.