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The Potamoi ("Greek: Ποταμοί, "Rivers") are the gods of "rivers and streams of the earth in "Greek mythology.

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Mythology[edit]

The river gods were the sons of the great earth-encircling river "Oceanus and his wife "Tethys and the brothers of the "Oceanids.[1] They were also the fathers of the "Naiads.["citation needed] The river gods were depicted in one of three forms: a man-headed bull, a bull-headed man with the body of a serpent-like fish from the waist down, or as an arm resting upon an "amphora jug pouring water.["citation needed]

Notable river gods include:

List of potamoi[edit]

The following are the sons of Oceanus and Tethys:[6][7][8]

LIST OF RIVER GODS ACCORDING TO VARIOUS SOURCES
Name of River River-God Hesiod Ovid Apollodorus Plutarch Hyginus Pausanias Others Location Son of Oceanus and Tethys
"Achelous or Akheloios 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 Aetolia 🗸
"Acheron 🗸 🗸 🗸 Underworld and Thesprotia *presumably
Acis Changed into a river 🗸 Sicily son of Pan and nymph Symaethis
Acragas ?["citation needed] Sicily
Aeas 🗸 🗸 Epirus *
Aegaeus 🗸 Apollonius Scheria (Corcyra) *
Aesar 🗸 Strabo Tyrrhenia or Etruria *
"Aesepus 🗸 🗸 Troad 🗸
"Almo 🗸 🗸 Latium *
"Alpheus 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 Arcadia 🗸
Amnisos 🗸 Apollonius,

Callimachus

Crete *
"Amphrysos 🗸 🗸 Thessaly *
"Anapos 🗸 🗸 Nonnus Sicily *
Anauros ?["citation needed] Thessaly
Anigros 🗸 Strabo Elis *
Apidanus 🗸 🗸 Thessaly *
"Arar River named after 🗸 Gallia Celtica (Celtic Gaul)
"Araxes River named after 🗸 Armenia son of Pylus
Ardescus 🗸 🗸 Thrace 🗸
Arnos 🗸 Strabo Etruria *
"Ascanius 🗸 🗸 Antoninus Mysia *
"Asopus 🗸 🗸 🗸 Boeotia and Argos 🗸 ; some accounts, son of Zeus and Eurynome or Poseidon and either Pero or Celusa
"Asterion 🗸 🗸 Argos *
Axenus or "Axius 🗸 🗸 Paeonia and Macedonia 🗸
Baphyras ?["citation needed] Pieria
"Borysthenes 🗸 Antoninus Scythia *
"Brychon 🗸 Lycophron Chersonnese *
"Caanthus 🗸 🗸 🗸
Caicinus 🗸 🗸 Bruttium *
"Caicus 🗸 🗸 🗸 Teuthrania, Mysia 🗸
"Cayster 🗸 🗸 Lydia *
"Cebren 🗸 🗸 🗸 Parthenius Troad *
"Cephissus 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 Phocis, Attica, Argos 🗸
Chremetes 🗸 Nonnus Libya *
"Cladeus or Kladeos ?["citation needed] 🗸 Elis *
"Clitumnus ?["citation needed] Umbria *
"Cocytus 🗸 Oppian Underworld and Thesprotia *
Cratais 🗸["citation needed] 🗸 *
"Crinisus 🗸 Virgil, Lycophron Sicily *
Cydnos 🗸 Nonnus Cilicia *
Cytheros ?["citation needed] 🗸 Elis *
Elisson ?["citation needed] Statius Achaea *
"Enipeus 🗸 🗸 🗸 Thessaly *
Erasinus 🗸 🗸 Argos *
"Eridanus 🗸 🗸 Hyperborea, Attica 🗸
"Erymanthus 🗸 🗸 Aelian Attica *
"Euphrates 🗸 🗸 🗸 Assyria 🗸
"Eurotas 🗸 River named after 🗸 🗸 🗸 Laconia son of "Lelex and "Cleocharia or of Myles
"Evenus or Lycormas 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 Aetolia 🗸 ; some accounts, a mortal son of Ares and either Demodice or Stratonice who flung himself to the river Lycormas
"Ganges 🗸 🗸 🗸 India *
"Granicus 🗸 🗸 🗸 Troad 🗸
"Haliacmon 🗸 🗸 Macedonia 🗸
Halys 🗸 Apollonius, Valerius Flaccus Paphlygonia and Pontos *
"Hebrus 🗸 🗸 Lucian Ciconia, Thrace *
Heptaporus 🗸 🗸 Troad 🗸
"Hermus 🗸 🗸 Lydia *
"Hydaspes 🗸 🗸 Nonnus India 🗸 ; son of "Thaumas and "Electra
"Ilissos 🗸 Plato Attica *
Imbrasos 🗸 Athenaeus Samos *
"Inachus 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 Argos 🗸
"Indus 🗸 🗸 🗸 India or Caria 🗸
Inopos 🗸 Callimachus Delos *
"Ismenus 🗸 🗸 🗸 Boeotia 🗸
Istrus or Ister 🗸 🗸 Scythia 🗸
"Ladon 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 Arcadia 🗸
Lamos 🗸 Nonnus Cilicia or Boeotia 🗸
Marsyas River named after 🗸 Phrygia a satyr; son of Hyagnis and either Olympus or Oeagrus
"Maeander 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 Caria 🗸
Meles 🗸 Hellanicus, Eugaeon Lydia *
Mincius 🗸 Virgil Gallia, Italy *
Nestos or Nessus 🗸 🗸 Bistonia, Thrace 🗸
"Nilus or Nile 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 Egypt 🗸
"Numicius 🗸 🗸 Latium, Italy *
Nymphaeus ?["citation needed] Quintus Smyrnaeus Bithynia and Paphlagonia
Orontes 🗸 🗸 Syria 🗸
"Pactolus 🗸 🗸 Nonnus Lydia *
Parthenius 🗸 🗸 Paphlagonia 🗸
Phasis 🗸 🗸 🗸 Colchis 🗸
"Phlegethon or Pyriphlegethon 🗸 Virgil, Statius Underworld son of Cocytus
"Phyllis 🗸 Apollonius Thynia, Anatolia *
"Peneus 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 Thessaly 🗸
Pleistos 🗸 Apollonius Phocis *
Porpax ?["citation needed] Sicily
Rhesus 🗸 🗸 Troad 🗸
"Rhine 🗸 Nonnus Iberia (Spain) *
Rhodius 🗸 🗸 Troad 🗸
"Rhyndacus 🗸 Nonnus Phrygia and Bithynia *
"Sangarius or Sagaris 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 Phrygia 🗸
Satnioeis ?["citation needed] Homer Troad
"Scamander 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 Troad 🗸
Selemnus ?["citation needed] 🗸 Achaea
"Simoeis 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 Troad 🗸
"Spercheus 🗸 🗸 Malis
"Strymon 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 🗸 Edonia, Thrace 🗸
Symaethus 🗸 🗸 Sicily *
"Tanais 🗸 🗸 🗸 Scythia 🗸
"Termessus 🗸 🗸 Boeotia *
"Thermodon 🗸 🗸 🗸 Pontos and Assyria 🗸
"Tiberinus 🗸 Virgil Latium, Italy *
"Tigris 🗸 🗸 🗸 Assyria 🗸
Titaressus ?["citation needed] Homer, Strabo, Seneca Thessaly
TOTAL 25 25 17

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