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Greek Gods and Goddess: Nereus

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Introduction to Nereus

The ancient Greek Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Greek culture of the era.

In this article, we look at Nereus and the myths and legends surrounding Nereus, Nereus relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Nereus

Ancient sea god, who was renamed Poseidon, after the overthrow of Cronos by Zeus, he is referred to as 'the Old Man of the Sea' and was said to be the father of Nereids, female sea nymphs of which there were fifty. Oddly, his wife was one of his own daughters called Doris, he also had one son called Nerites. His powers included the ability to change shape at will, even into land dwelling creatures, like a lion; and the ability to give prophecies. He seems in all respects the same as Proteus. See Proteus for more.

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