Amphitrite in Greek mythology, was one of the Nereids or Oceanides, the wife of Neptune. She fled to Western Africa and hid herself near Atlas, in order to avoid marriage with Neptune. Neptune sent his messengers in every direction to find her. Delphinus was successful in. persuading her to follow him as queen of the sea. Neptune placed Delphinus among the stars. Amphitrite became mother by Neptune of Triton, who, with his parents, lives on the bottom of the sea in a golden palace. Later, Neptune loved Scylla, whereupon Amphitrite changed the latter into a monster of six heads and twelve feet. With the poets Amphitrite is the personification of the Mediterranean Sea.

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