The Dioscuri too, as patrons of mariners, were held in honour.
The gardens and palace of Alcinous and the wonderful ships of the Phaeacian mariners were famous in antiquity.
Further, we learn from Osorio that the Arabs at the time of Gama "were instructed in so many of the arts of navigation, that they did not yield much to the Portuguese mariners in the science and practice of maritime matters."
They are nymphs of the sea, who, like the Lorelei of German legend, lured mariners to destruction by their sweet song.
High, represented the goddess as fully armed; the gleam of her helmet and spear could be seen by the mariners approaching from Cape Sunium (Pausanias i.