PONTUS

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A personification of the sea, is described in the ancient cosmogony as a son of Gaea, and as the father of Nereus, Thaumas, Phorcys, Ceto, and Eurybia, by his own mother. (Hes. Theog. 132, 233, &c.; Apollod. i. 2. § 6.) Hyginus (Fab. praef. p. 3, ed. Staveren) calls him a son of Aether and Gaea, and also assigns to him somewhat different descendants.

The Union of Earth and Sea, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Flemish Baroque painter

The Union of Earth and Sea, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Flemish Baroque painter