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TRITONIDES
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Τριτωνις
Τριτωνιδες
Tritônis
Tritônides
Tritonis
Tritonides
Daughters of Triton

THE TRITONIDES were sea-nymph daughters of the marine god Triton. They were handmaidens of the Nereid Galateia and perhaps also of her sisters.

PARENTS
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."


Sources:

  • Philostratus the Elder, Imagines - Greek Rhetoric C3rd A.D.