The Old Man of The Sea (Nereus)

Nereus (The Old Man of the Sea), and Heracles depicted at the top of a black-figured lekythos, c 590-580 BCE by Istanbul Painter, now in the Louvre

Nereus (The Old Man of the Sea), and Heracles depicted at the top of a black-figured lekythos, ca. 590-580 BCE by Istanbul Painter, now in the Louvre.

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In Homer’s Iliad, Nereus presides over the Mediterranean Sea and is the grandfather of Achilles, through his mother, the sea nymph Thetis.
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