Annoubris.com - Facts and Information About the Roman Empire



Prev | Next | Contents | Roman Gods



OCEANIDES.

The OCEANIDES, or Ocean Nymphs, were the daughters of Oceanus and Tethys, and, like most sea divinities, were endowed with the gift of prophecy.

They are personifications of those delicate vapour-like {167} exhalations, which, in warm climates, are emitted from the surface of the sea, more especially at sunset, and are impelled forwards by the evening breeze. They are accordingly represented as misty, shadowy beings, with graceful swaying forms, and robed in pale blue, gauze-like fabrics.



Prev | Next | Contents



Sponsors:

Home | Site Updates | About | Privacy Policy

This site is dedicated to the History and Cultural Achievements of the Roman Empire.