In some stories, Poseidon seized her and married her by force. It was nearly nightfall, and Amphitrite diddn't return.

"You're too sweet." Amphitrite was the wife of Poseidon, but what was her importance outside of this role? Amphitrite is the Olympian Goddess of the Sea and wife of Poseidon. Amphitrite The sea god saw Amphitrite dancing on a beach with her sisters and instantly fell in love. A large wave was about to take her somewhere again, until a mysterious figure stopped that wave with his extremely shiny trident, and kissed her on her head. Triton followed his mother out immediately and Poseidon grabbed his Trident and flashed to Olympus to confront Hera. We are getting married, right?" Delphin put his plan into action, and told a dolphin to send out distress sonars to Amphitrite. Poseidon’s nearly anonymous wife may have once held a higher position in the pantheon, however. "Um... look, I'm kind of queen-less right now, and I thought maybe you'd be interested...I mean, to be my queen...?" The disappearance of Amphitrite only caused Poseidon to become more infatuated with the Nereid, and so the new ruler of the seas sent out aquatic creatures to find the hidden Amphitrite. Despite this relatively humble origin, however, she attracted the eye of Poseidon. "Please...." Delphin wooed her flirtatiously. Amphitrite appears, therefore, to have been a dominant pre-Greek sea goddess. She asked him. Location "Yes...." Poseidon trailed his yes along. The Triumph of Amphitrite - attributed to Charles-Alphonse Dufresnoy (1611-1668) - Pd-art-100, Amphitrite and Poseidon on a Sea Cart - Bon Boullogne (1649-1717) - Pd-art-100, Amphitrite and Poseidon - Sebastiano Ricci (1659-1734) - Pd-art-100. Family Member/s There's a small tunnel underneath, and you can swim back to the shores of Olympus, after we have a few words. While he knew he wanted to make her his wife, Amphitrite had no desire to marry him. § 2, i. They believe that Nereus and Pontus were the sea gods of an earlier culture that were never fully incorporated into the pantheon of the Mycenean Greeks. She opened her eyes and found her on an island. I must go save it..." Amphitrite said to herself.
She also was forced by the sea current.

The Old Man of the Sea and his brother, Pontus, were shape-shifting sea gods that seemed to have no defined place in the Greek pantheon. Species/Race A beautiful goddess, she was the daughter of Nereus, a minor sea god, and Doris, a sea nymph. She could see the light of Mount Olympus, but it was very faint. Poseidon chose Amphitrite from among her sisters as the Nereids performed a dance on the isle of Naxos. Amphitrite, in Greek mythology, the goddess of the sea, wife of the god Poseidon, and one of the 50 (or 100) daughters (the Nereids) of Nereus and Doris (the daughter of Oceanus). When Greek-speaking people moved into the region, they incorporated aspects of native religions into their own. Suddenly, a small storm washed and blew away some of the plants that she was going to collect. In the Homeric poems she does not occur as a goddess, and Amphitrite is merely the name of the sea. Amphitrite hid there for some time, but Poseidon was not to be denied. Gods While she remained the wife of the sea god, she lost much of her importance outside of this role. Amphitrite was married to the sea god Poseidon, making her his queen and, presumably, an important member of the pantheon. A large statue of her holding a trident adorns the chamber. Just hold on one second, I'll come back, just let me check on something..." Amphitrite went back into the oceans, but not in the tunnel under the island. The fair sea goddess, Amphitrite was collecting some seaweed for her new crown. N/A Amphitrite huffed. As the mother of fish and shellfish, she was the source of nourishment for the fishermen of the coast. Poseidon wanted to ask Amphitrite to be his queen, because he didn't marry in a long time, and he needed a queen to rule his underwater kingdom with him. In this version of the story, Amphitrite was convinced and returned willingly to become Poseidon’s bride. Poseidon had tried to arrange a marriage with more powerful Olympian goddesses, including his sisters Demeter and Hestia, in the past but had been unsuccessful. Once a powerful goddess in her own right, Amphitrite was recast as a minor nymph who was coerced into a mismatched married with a much more prominent god. Zeus and Hades, Poseidon’s brothers, both married more powerful and evenly-matched goddesses. As the importance of various gods shifted, however, Amphitrite’s position declined. The name Amphitrite means the third element, or the third that encompasses. Alright..." Amphitrite said. The pairing of one of the most powerful Olympians and a nearly anonymous nymph seems out of place when compared to the marriages of his brothers.

Bibliotheca (3.15.4) also mentions a daughter of Poseidon and Amphitrite named kymopoleia. Greek-Goddesses Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Her parentage is uncertain - Hesiod claims Nereus and Doris, while the Bibliotheca says Oceanus and Tethys; all four of these deities were Titans.
Poseidon was starting to worry, so he called his trusty assistant Delphin, god of dolphins, to woo Amphitrite back to him, or simply just find her, and get her back. Amphitrite went back into the oceans, but not in the tunnel under the island. Poseidon’s wife Amphitrite was one of fifty daughters born to Nereus, The Old Man of the Sea. They shoved her in a sack and took off to Poseidon. Amphitrite knew what kind of persona he has already. "Thanks! Her parentage is uncertain - Hesiod claims Nereus and Doris, while the Bibliotheca says Oceanus and Tethys; all four of these deities were Titans. Current status Some writers considered them to be older gods who took a subordinate position to Poseidon when the Olympians came to power. Delphin, the god of dolphins, found her hiding place and told Poseidon where she was. nothing but a young sea god fighting the wave. "I mean, how bad can it be?". Amphitrite is the Olympian Goddess of the Sea and wife of Poseidon. Not discouraged by Amphitrite's refusal, Poseidon (Neptune) sent one of his servants, a dolphin to convince … 1 Greek Mythology 2 In the God of War Series 2.1 God of War 3 Trivia 4 Related Pages Amphitrite was a very minor god in all surviving mythological records. Delphin didn’t forcibly take Amphitrite back to Poseidon, but through his eloquent words, Delphin convinced the Nereid of the positive elements of marrying Delphin, and so Amphitrite returned to the palace of Poseidon. This included figures like Rhea, the mother of Zeus, and Themis, the mother of the Fates.

Poseidon eagerly asked Amphitrite. Poseidon said. One clue to this involves her association with Nereus. She is represented as the wife of Poseidon and the goddess of the sea (the Mediterranean), and she is therefore a kind of female Poseidon. Her Roman counterpart is Salacia. Triton promised. God of War (statue) Both of his brothers married within their family and had wives who were powerful in their own positions and had their own myths. Please like and share this article if you found it useful. Unknown While Amphitrite was the mother of sea creatures, her inclusion among the Titanesses seems unusual if she had been born a nymph. Alias/es Poseidon and Amphitrite were on Olympus as well as Hades and Persephone and the rest of the gods minus Athena. Amphitrite may have thus also been the goddess of an older culture. God of War Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Delphin went to find Amphitrite, and told one of his dolphins to pretend to be injured, likely for Amphitrite to come to their aid, then capture her. Rather than being the more readily recognizable younger Olympians, though, there were Titanesses and primordial goddesses who served as mothers to the highest-ranking members of the pantheon. Olympus (possibly) Amphitrite was usually depicted riding beside her husband in a chariot drawn by fish-tailed horses.