The ancient Greeks had numerous sea deities. The philosopher Plato once remarked  that the Greek people were like frogs sitting around a pond—their many cities hugging close to the Mediterranean coastline from the Hellenic homeland to Asia Minor , Libya , Sicily , and southern Italy. Thus, they venerated a rich variety of aquatic divinities. The range of Greek sea gods of the classical era range from primordial powers and an Olympian on the one hand, to heroized mortals , chthonic nymphs , trickster -figures, and monsters on the other. Oceanus  and Tethys are the father and mother of the gods in the Iliad while in the seventh century BC the Spartan poet Alcman made the nereid Thetis a demiurge -figure. Orpheus 's song in Book I of the Argonautica hymns Eurynome , a daughter of Oceanus , as first queen of the gods and as wife of Ophion , first king of the gods.
List of water deities
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The remains of this ancient temple are surrounded on three sides by water and supposedly the site where Aegeus, the King of Athens, jumped off the ledge to his death. Hence the name of the body of water. Cape Sounion is about 43 miles southeast of Athens. Here's a quick introduction to one of the major gods of Greece, Poseidon. Poseidon often holds a trident. If he has no attribute, he can sometimes be confused with statues of Zeus, who is also presented similarly in art. It's no surprise; they are brothers.
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A water deity is a deity in mythology associated with water or various bodies of water. Water deities are common in mythology and were usually more important among civilizations in which the sea or ocean, or a great river was more important. Another important focus of worship of water deities has been springs or holy wells. As a form of animal worship , whales and snakes hence dragons have been regarded as godly deities throughout the world other animals are such as turtles , fish, crabs, and sharks. In Asian lore, whales and dragons sometimes have connections.
He held sway over the seas and waters, and is particularly known for causing tempests. Poseidon is also the patron of seafaring. One of his cult titles, Enosichthon, means "earth shaker", referring to his role in causing earthquakes. His symbols are the trident , with which he raises the waves and causes tides, and the bull, which is as aggressive as him. He is also called the "tamer of horses", as he created the first horse from the crests of the waves.