primeval sea-god of the hidden dangers of the deep
In Greek mythology, Phorcys was described as the son of Pontus and Gaea, and a brother of Thaumas, Nereus, Eurybia, and Ceto. Phorcys was an ancient sea-god who presided over the hidden dangers of the deep.
With his sister and consort (wife) Ceto he became the father of the monstrous children collectively known as the Phorcydes.:
Skylla (the crab) a monster who devoured passing sailors, Thoosa (the swift) mother of the rock-tossing cyclops Polyphemos, Ladon (strong flowing) a hundred-headed sea-serpent, Ekhidna (viper) a she-dragon, the Graiai (grey ones) spirits of the sea-foam, and the Gorgones (terrifying ones) whose petrifying gaze probably created the dangerous rocks and reefs of the sea.
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