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
Parents: Pontus and Gaia
Children: The Nereids
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.
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