The Oceanides (Ὠκεανίδες, Ὠκεανῖναι) are the three thousand daughters of Oceanus and Tethys. Their brothers are the potamoi, the river gods, who also number three thousand. Each Oceanid presided over a sea, river, lake, pond, or other body of water, as well as clouds.

Some well-known Oceanides are: Asia, Styx, Electra, Doris, Eurynome, Metis, and Amphitrite (who, according to others1 is a Nereid). See also nymphs.



  1. Hesiod. Theogony, 243. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 2.7.


  • Hesiod. Theogony, 243, 337, 346 ff.
  • Hyginus. Fabulae: Preface.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 2.2.