Nereus was the old man of the sea, and the god of the sea’s rich bounty of fish. He dwelt in the depths of the Aegean with his wife Doris and fifty Nereid daughters.

Residence: The Sea
Symbols: Fish
Parents: Pontus and Gaia
Consort: Doris
Children: The Nereids

Nereus in a frieze of the Pergamon Altar, Berlin.

He was a master shapeshifter, and spoke with prophetic voice. Heracles once wrestled him, in search of directions to the land of the Hesperides, for this reason.