"Sea." The Greek personification of the sea, described in the ancient cosmogony as a son of Gaea, who brought him forth without coupling. By Gaea he is the father of Nereus, Phorcys, Thaumas, Eurybia, Phorcys, and Ceto.

Hyginus1 calls him a son of Aether and Gaea, and assigns to him somewhat different descendants.



  1. Fabulae: Preface, 3 (ed. Staveren).


  • Aken, Dr. A.R.A. van. (1961). Elseviers Mythologische Encyclopedie. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Hesiod. Theogony, 132, 233 ff.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 2.6.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.