Origin of AmphitriteClassical Latin from Classical Greek Amphitrit?
A Nereid, goddess of the sea and the wife of Poseidon.
From the genus name.
- (Greek mythology) An ancient Greek sea goddess, in some histories a daughter of Nereus and Doris (so a nereid), in others of Oceanus and Tethys (an oceanid), who became the wife-consort of Poseidon and mother of his son Triton (and, according to Homer, of some seals and dolphins).
- (astronomy) The asteroid 29 Amphitrite.
From Ancient Greek Ἀμφιτρίτη.
- Of these, Thetis and Amphitrite rule the sea according to the legend of different localities; Galatea is a Sicilian figure, who plays with and deludes her rustic lover of the shore, Polyphemus.
- AMPHITRITE, in ancient Greek mythology, a sea-goddess, daughter of Nereus (or Oceanus) and wife of Poseidon.
- He is generally naked; his right leg rests on a rock or the prow of a ship; he carries a trident in his hand, and is gazing in front of him, apparently out to sea; sometimes he is standing on the water, swinging his trident, or riding in his chariot over the waves, accompanied by his wife Amphitrite, the Nereids and other inhabitants of the sea.
- Studer (Crustacea of the Gazelle, 1882) records Balanus amphitrite (Darwin?) from roots and stems of mangroves in the Congo, where, he says, " it follows the mangroves as far as their vegetation extends along the stream, to six sea-miles from the mouth."
- Theseus dived and brought it up, together with a golden crown, the gift of Amphitrite.