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Nereid. Greek mythology, Elektra. ELEKTRA (or Electra) was the Okeanid Nymph wife of the sea god Thaumas, and the mother of Iris the Rainbow and the storm-wind Harpyiai (Harpies).

Greek mythology, Elektra

She was perhaps the Nephele (Cloud-Nymphe) of the amber-trim, êlektron, of storm-clouds illuminated by the returning sun. Her other name Ozomene, suggests the cloudy source of the rainbow shooting down to the sea. Hesiod, Theogony 346 ff (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C8th or 7th B.C.) : "Tethys bore to Okeanos the swirling Potamoi (Rivers) . . . She [Tethys] brought forth also a race apart of daughters, who with lord Apollon and the Rivers have the young in their keeping all over the earth, since this right from Zeus is given them. Hesiod, Theogony 265 ff : "Now [the sea-god] Thaumas married a daughter of deep-running Okeanos, Elektra (Electra), and she bore him swift-footed Iris, the rainbow, and the Harpyiai (Harpies) of the lovely hair. " Homeric Hymn 2 to Demeter 415 ff (trans. Oceanus. Oceanus (/oʊˈsiːənəs/; Ancient Greek: Ὠκεανός (Ōkeanós);[2] pronounced [ɔːkeanós]) was a pseudo-geographical feature in classical antiquity, believed by the ancient Greeks and Romans to be the divine personification of the World Ocean, an enormous river encircling the world.


Some scholars believe that Oceanus originally represented all bodies of salt water, including the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the two largest bodies known to the ancient Greeks. However, as geography became more accurate, Oceanus came to represent the stranger, more unknown waters of the Atlantic Ocean (also called the "Ocean Sea"), while the newcomer of a later generation, Poseidon, ruled over the Mediterranean. In ancient literature and legend[edit] This excerpt tells of the role of Oceanus in the Titanomachy: In the Iliad, the rich iconography of Achilles' shield, as fashioned by Hephaestus, is enclosed, as the world itself was believed to be, by Oceanus: In cosmography[edit] See also[edit] Sources[edit] Thaumas. THAUMAS : God of the Wonders of the Sea. THAUMAS was an old marine god who personified the wonders of the sea.

THAUMAS : God of the Wonders of the Sea

His name was derived from the Greek word thaumatos meaning "miracle" or "wonder. " His daughters were the Whirlwinds (Harpyiai) and Rainbows (Iris), and his wife amber tinged clouds (Elektra). Hesiod, Theogony 233 ff (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C8th or C7th B.C.) : "And Pontos (the Sea) begat Nereus . . . . And yet again he got great Thaumas and proud Phorkys (Phorcys), being mated with Gaia (the Earth), and fair-cheeked Keto (Ceto) and Eurybia. " Hesiod, Theogony 265 ff : "Now Thaumas married a daughter of deep-running Okeanos (Oceanus), Elektra (Electra), and she bore him swift-footed Iris, the rainbow, and the Harpyiai (Harpies) of the lovely hair. " Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 10 (trans. Callimachus, Hymn 4 to Delos 62 ff (trans. Plato, Theaetetus 155d (trans. Ptolemy Hephaestion, New History Book 5 (summary from Photius, Myriobiblon 190) (trans.

Pseudo-Hyginus, Preface (trans. Sources: Water deity. Poseidon, Greek god of seas and waters.

Water deity

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 were springs or holy wells. List of water deities[edit] Aztec mythology[edit] Tlaloc, god of thunder, rain, and earthquakes.Chalchiuhtlicue, goddess of water, lakes, rivers, seas, streams, horizontal waters, storms, and baptism.Huixtocihuatl, goddess of salt.Opochtli, god of fishing.Tlaloques, gods of drops.Tlaloquetotontli, goddess of the rivers.

Ainu mythology[edit] Kelaeno, Greek Goddess of Storms and One of the Harpiesn art cards.