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(Greek Deity) PHORCYS

Also known as PHORCUS, PHORCYN, PHORKOS, PHORKUN
Greek God of : The Sea
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Ancient Crab-like Sea God, another Old man of the sea.

Phorcys was born of Gaia and Pontus and his siblings were Nereus, Thaumas, Crius and Eurybia. But it was Ceto, his other sister, who floated his boat.

She wasn't particularly attractive, as you might expect from a sea monster, but Phorcys married her anyway and they produced the Gorgons, Graeae, Echidna, and Scylla. They may have spawned a dragon called Ladon too and quite possibly the Hesperides, though the latter could be the result of a Ceto/Hecate identity mix-up.

If it's from the sea and has more teeth than manners Phorcys and Ceto are probably responsible.

Family Tree ...
Parents : Pontos and Gaia
Spouse : Ceto
Offspring : Gorgons, Graeae, Echidna, Scylla, (poss. Ladon & Hesperides)
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'PHORCYS' - Greek entry : 26 April 2007
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