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    Default Triton Vs. Proteus

    The prospect of traveling back to this delightful state of things is held out by nearly every writer who touches upon classical mythology, above all by the poets. In that infinitely remote time primitive man could
    Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
    Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.
    And we for a moment can catch, through the myths he made, a glimpse of that strangely and beautifully animated world.

    Source1: The Classic Bestseller Mythology by Edith Hamilton [Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes]
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    Hi, I checked the meanings of Triton and Proteus in Wikipedia. It says that they both are sea gods but what's the difference between Triton and Proteus? Sure there is a difference between these two in there features and works but I can't see what the difference is. Wikipedia says that Triton is the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite but what about Proteus? Is Proteus the brother of Triton or it sister?
    Triton (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Triton Vs. Proteus

    With all due respect, this is not a question about the English language. It is a question about Greek mythology. I am moving this thread to "General Language Discussions". I suggest you continue your research into the connection between Triton and Proteus in your own language. I am sure the answer is out there on the wonderful World Wide Web.
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    Default Re: Triton Vs. Proteus

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    The prospect of traveling back to this delightful state of things is held out by nearly every writer who touches upon classical mythology, above all by the poets. In that infinitely remote time primitive man could
    Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
    Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.
    And we for a moment can catch, through the myths he made, a glimpse of that strangely and beautifully animated world.

    Source1: The Classic Bestseller Mythology by Edith Hamilton [Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes]
    Source2: http://www.scribd.com/doc/105915835/...lton-Mythology

    Hi, I checked the meanings of Triton and Proteus in Wikipedia. It says that they both are sea gods but what's the difference between Triton and Proteus? Sure there is a difference between these two in there features and works but I can't see what the difference is. Wikipedia says that Triton is the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite but what about Proteus? Is Proteus the brother of Triton or it sister?
    Triton (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Proteus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Thanks in advance
    Proteus and Triton were both sea gods. The name "Proteus" is derived from the Greek word for first. That suggests to some that Proteus was the eldest son of Poseidon, older than Triton, another son of Poseidon.

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