Eurybia

Eurybia is the Spirit of the Mastery of the Sea. Her name means “wide force.” She is not the spirit of the sea itself but of the various forces that influence the sea, including winds and weather. The moon is still recognized as influencing the tides, but once upon a time different planets, stars, and constellations were understood as also affecting the sea. Eurybia has charge of all of these.

Her parents may be Gaia and Pontus. Depending on the version of the myth, Eurybia is the mother or grandmother of many spirits, including Astraios, Astraea, Hekate, the Anemoi, Nike, Bia, and Selene. (See their individual entries for further details.)

ORIGIN:

Greece

Consort:

Krios, a Titan

SOURCE:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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