Oceanus, the Ruler of the Oceans
Oceanus was the Ruler of the Seas and the Oceans
Role of Oceanus
Oceanus was the perfect river and the ruler of the waters and the seas. According to the Greek poet Homer, he was the origin of all things and of all deities.
Family of Oceanus
Oceanus was the eldest of all Titans. He was born out Gaea, the Mother Earth, and Uranus, the Ruler of the heaven, when Uranus watered Gaea with divine rain. Oceanus formed a union with the golden wreathed Titaness Tethys and they created three thousand rivers three thousand Nymphs. They gave their daughters the name "Oceanids".
Among the rivers were Inachos, after whom the river Inachos in Argos, Greece is named and Asopos, after whom the river Asopos is named, which runs through the borders of the prefectures of Attica and Boeotia.
The main Oceanids were Styx, who personified the sacred river of the Underworld, Amphitrite, the future wife of Poseidon and Metis, the deity who bore inside herself all the wisdom of the world.
Metis was the first wife of Zeus, the king of the gods, and mother of Athena, the Olympian goddess of Wisdom and War.