Definitions for oceanidoʊˈsi ə nɪd; ˌoʊ siˈæn ɪˌdiz

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  1. Oceanid(noun)

    (Greek mythology) sea nymph who was a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys

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  1. Oceanid(ProperNoun)

    Any of the sea nymphs, daughters of Oceanus and Tethys

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  1. The Oceanids

    In Greek mythology and, later, Roman mythology, the Oceanids are sea nymphs who were the three thousand daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. Each was the patroness of a particular spring, river, sea, lake, pond, pasture, flower or cloud. Some of them were closely associated with the Titan gods or personified abstract concepts. One of these many daughters was also said to have been the consort of the god Poseidon, typically named as Amphitrite. More often, however, she is called a Nereid. Oceanus and Tethys also had 3,000 sons, the river-gods Potamoi. Whereas most sources limit the term Oceanids or Oceanides to the daughters, others include both the sons and daughters under this term. Sibelius wrote an orchestral work called Aallottaret in 1914.

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