THE TRITONIDES were sea-nymph daughters of the marine god Triton. They were handmaidens of the Nereid Galateia and perhaps also of her sisters.
|TRITON (Philostratus Elder 2.18)
Philostratus the Elder, Imagines 2. 18 (trans. Fairbanks) (Greek rhetorician C3rd A.D.) :
"[Ostensibly a description of an ancient Greek painting at Neapolis (Naples):] The nymphe [Nereid Galateia] sports on the peaceful sea, driving a team of four dolphins yoked together and working in harmony; and maiden-daughters of Triton, Galateia's servants, guide them, curving them in if they try to do anything mischievous or contrary to the rein. She holds over her heads against the wind a light scarf of sea-purple to provide a shade for herself and a sail for her chariot."
- Philostratus the Elder, Imagines - Greek Rhetoric C3rd A.D.