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List of Gods   : "Ceto"

NameOriginDescription
Monster name "Ceto" Greek A hideous aquatic monster, a daughter of Gaia and Pontus. She was the personification of the dangers of the sea, unknown terrors and bizarre creatures. Eventually, the word "ceto" became simple shorthand for any sea monster. Greek
"Graeae" Greek That is, " the old women," were daughters of Phorcys and Ceto. They had grey hair from their birth. Hesiod mentions only two Graeae, viz. Pephredo and Enyo; Apollodorus adds Deino as a third, and Aeschylus also speaks of three Graeae. Greek
Goddess name "Hesperides" Greek These goddesses of evenings and the golden light of Sunset were the famous guardians of the golden apples which Ge had given to Hera at her marriage with Zeus. Their names are Aegle, Erytheia, Hestia, and Arethusa, but their descent is not the same in the different traditions; sometimes they are called the daughters of night or Erebus (Theogony of Hesiod 215), sometimes of Phorcys and Ceto, sometimes of Atlas and Hesperis, whence their names Atlantides or Hesperides, and sometimes of Hesperus, or of Zeus and Themis Greek
"Ladon" Greek The dragon who was believed to guard the apples of the Hesperides. He is said to have been able to assume various tones of voice, and to have been the offspring of Typhon and Echidna but he is also called a son of Ge, or of Phorcys and Ceto. He had been appointed to watch in the gardens of the Hesperides by Juno, and never slept; but he was slain by Heracles and the image of the fight was placed by Zeus among the stars. Greek
"Medusa" Greek A daughter of Phorcys and Ceto, and one of the Gorgons. Greek
Nymph name "Phorcys" Greek An old man ruling over the sea, or "the old man of the sea," to whom a harbour in Ithaca was dedicated. He is described as the father of the nymph Thoosa. Later writers call him the son of Pontus and Gaia and a brother of Thaumas, Nereus, Eurybia, and Ceto. Greek
"Pontus" Greek Or Pontos, the Protogonoi and personification of the sea, is described in the ancient cosmogony as a son of Gaea, and as the father of Nereus, Thamnas, Phorcys, Ceto, and Eurybia, by his own mother. Hyginus calls him a son of Aether and Gaea, and also assigns to him somewhat different descendants. Greek
Cyclop name "Thoosa" Greek A Nereid, and with Poseidon she became mother of the Cyclops Polyphemus when Poseidon surprised her in a sea cave. She was the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto. However being a Nereid she could also be the daughter of Nereus and Doris. Greek