Painting (c.1610) of Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) entitled "The Triumph of Neptune and
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Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art: The George W. Elkins Collection.
In Roman and Greek mythology, Amphitrite was a beautiful sea nymph. Poseidon (Neptune)
, who was the god of the sea and earthquakes, fell in love with her at first sight. Amphitrite did not respond to his love.
Poseidon sent a dolphin to persuade Amphitrite to marry him. She finally changed her mind and married the sea god.
Among their children was a son, Triton, whose name was given to a moon of Neptune. They also had a daughter named Rhodes.
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