Polyphemus is son to Neptune by the nymph Thoosa, daughter to the sea-king Phorcys
; therefore though he will not kill Ulysses outright, he torments him by preventing him from getting home.
333-336) And Ceto was joined in love to Phorcys
and bare her youngest, the awful snake who guards the apples all of gold in the secret places of the dark earth at its great bounds.
, again, and noble Ascanius led the Phrygians from the far country of Ascania, and both were eager for the fray.
This here is the harbour named after Phorcys
, the old man of the sea, and this is the long-lived olive tree at the head of the harbour.
The device is called "PHORCYS
," after a primordial sea god in Greek mythology, the son of Oceanus and Tethys--a fish-man with crab claws and red-spiked skin.
According to this ancient author, the three sisters, Sthenno, Euryale and Medusa were the children of Phorcys
and Ceto, and lived "beyond famed Oceanus at the world's edge hard by Night".
(8) "Whale" was earlier said to have mated with Phorcys
(Seal) and produced the two sets of sisters that are the two Graiai and the three Gorgons.
4 Perseus briefly recounts how he foiled the daughters of Phorcys
(generally known as the Graiae), whose single eye was regularly passed from one to the other, while he was seeking the Medusa (Met.
(21) In addition, the Gorgons were the offspring of Phorcys
, who was known as the Old Man of the Sea and of Cetos, the sea monster.
274), il s'agissait de trois filles des divinites marines Phorcys
et Cero: Stheno, Euryale et la plus celebre, Meduse, qui, seule, etait mortelle, contrairement a ses deux soeurs qui ne connaissaient ni la mort ni la vieillesse.
Sinonimia: Carcharias microps Lowe, 1840; Carcharias (Prionodon) pleurotaenia Bleeker, 1852; Carcharias (Prionodon) muelleri Steindachner, 1867; Carcharias maculipinna Gunther, 1868; Carcharias ehrenbergi Klunzinger, 1871; Carcharias aethlorus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882; Gymnorrhinus abbreviatus Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1899; Carcharias phorcys
Jordan & Gilbert, 1903; Carcharhinus natator Meek & Hildebrand, 1923; Galeolamna pleurotaenia tilsoni Whitley, 1950.