|“||Calm down, husband. Just because its king failed to sacrifice some stupid bulls don't mean you can rain such horrid punishment upon their house. Remember, his wife Pasiphaë is Helios' child, a stepdaughter of our dear Rhodos. I doubt any of our in-law would appreciate her being raped by a bull.||„|
|“||How cute. The young godling truly believes he can win against an immortal like us. I like that.||„|
Amphitrite is a Greek goddess of salt water, the sea, and springs who presided over the depths of the ocean. Under the influence of the Olympian pantheon, became the consort of Poseidon and was later used as a symbolic representation of the sea and the goddess of the calm seas and safe passage through the storms. It is said that her voice is the only thing that can calm her husband’s mightiest of rages and lull him to a deep slumber so as to bring the ocean to peace once more. She is also the personification of the calm and sunlit aspect of the sea.
Amphitrite's offspring included seals and dolphins. She also bred sea monsters and her great waves crashed against the rocks, putting sailors at risk. Poseidon and Amphitrite had a son, Triton who was a merman, and a daughter, Rhodos. Bibliotheca also mentions a daughter of Poseidon and Amphitrite named Benthesikyme.
She is a nymph who rules the springs of highly mineralized waters. She was the female divinity of the sea, worshiped as the goddess of salt water who presided over the depths of the ocean. She was the personification of the calm and sunlit aspect of the sea.
Amphitrite is represented as a beautiful nymph, crowned with seaweed, and dressed in queenly robes and has nets in her hair. She is dressed in queenly robes and has nets in her hair.
She is often depicted as either enthroned beside Poseidon or driving with him in a pearl shell chariot drawn by dolphins, hippocampi, or other sea creatures, and attended by Tritons and the Nereids.
She is the only person capable of soothing her husband Poseidon's wrath whenever he's angry.
Powers and Abilities
Poseidon, the roman god of the sea, wanted to marry the goddess, but she was in great awe of her distinguished suitor and managed to glide out of his sight with celerity in order to preserve her virginity, escaping into the Atlantic Ocean.
The grieving god was saddened by this and he sent one of his dolphins to find and persuade the Amphitrite to become his wife.
The goddess eventually agreed and returned to marry Poseidon, becoming the Queen of the sea. Overjoyed, the dolphin was awarded a place in the heavens, where he now forms the constellation Delphinus. Together they had three children, from which the most notable is the god Triton.
Myths and Legends
Her heritage is unknown as in many variations she was a daughter of Nereus and Doris (and thus a Nereid), according to Hesiod's Theogony, but of Oceanus and Tethys (and thus an Oceanid), according to the Bibliotheca, which actually lists her among both the Nereids and the Oceanids. Others called her the personification of the sea itself (saltwater).
Derived from Latin sal, meaning "salt", the name Salacia denotes the wide, open sea, and is sometimes literally translated to mean sensational. She and Venilia are also called the Paredrae of Neptune.
- The name "Salacia" derived from the Latin sal, meaning "salt", and the name denotes the wide, open sea.
- It is sometimes literally translated to mean "sensational".
- Sometimes, she is also known as the goddess of springs, ruling over the springs of highly mineralized waters.
- Roman priests would invoke specific attributes of various gods, “maia Volcani, Salacia Neptuni, hora Quirini, nerio Martis.”
- Salacia Neptuni means “effervescence of Neptune”.
- She and Venilia are often called the paredrae of Neptune.
- The trans-Neptunian object 120347 Salacia is named after her.