Oceanids

Oceanids

ALSO KNOWN AS:

Okeanids

The Oceanids, Nymphs of the Sea, are daughters of Oceanus and Tethys. The ocean is redolent of fertility and so there are at least three thousand Oceanids, although not all their names are familiar or known. They are beautiful women of the sea. The Oceanids or at least some of them were Persephone’s companions prior to her abduction. The Oceanids are not vampiric mermaids but benevolent ones who protect mariners. They may be invoked for assistance en masse as needed. The goddess Calypso is sometimes classified as an Oceanid.

SEE ALSO:

Calypso; Circe; Mermaid; Ner eids; Nymphs; Oceanus; Persephone; Tethys; Vampire Mermaid

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.

FURTHER READING:

Related Articles

Tethys

Tethys Mistress of the Sea ORIGIN: Greece Tethys is a primeval sea goddess. She and her consort, Oceanos, have multitudes of children. Three thousand of…

Europa

Europa may be among the daughters of Tethys and Oceanus. She evoked Zeus’ lust when he saw her picking flowers near the Phoenician seashore. He…

Lampades

The Lampades, infernal Nymphs, inhabit Hades. Their origins are murky: they may or may not be daughters of Nyx and/or the various river deities of…

Calypso

Calypso (hider) In Greek mythology, daughter of Atlas and Pleione or of Oceanus and Tethys; sister of Hyas, the Hyades, the Hesperides, Maia, and the…