The rich-haired daughter of Oceanus and Thetis, and the wife of Nereus, by whom she became the mother of the Nereides. The Latin poets sometimes use the name of this marine divinity for the sea itself.1

One of Doris' daughters, or the Nereides, likewise bore the name of Doris.2



  1. Virgil. Eclogues x, 5.
  2. Homer. Iliad xviii, 45.


  • Hesiod. Theogony, 240 ff.
  • Ovid. Metamorphoses ii, 269.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 2.2.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.