In Greek meethology, Nereus (Greek: Νηρεύς) wis the eldest son o Pontus (the Sea) an Gaia (the Yird), wha wi Doris faithered the Nereids an Nerites, wi wham Nereus lived in the Aegean Sea.[1]

Nereus in a frieze o the Pergamon Altar (Berlin).


  1. Hesiod, Theogony 233-36, is unequivocal that Nereus is the Auld Man o the Sea (ἅλιος γέρων), whauras the Odyssey refers the sobriquet tae Nereus (xxiv.58) tae Proteus (iv.365, 387), an tae Phorkys (xiii.96, 345).