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In "Greek mythology, Thaumas ("/ˈθɔːməs/; "Ancient Greek: Θαύμας; gen.: Θαύμαντος) was a sea god, son of "Pontus and "Gaia, and the full brother of "Nereus, "Phorcys, "Ceto and "Eurybia.[1]


According to "Hesiod, Thaumas' wife was "Electra, one of the "Oceanids, the many daughters of the "Titans "Oceanus and "Tethys, by whom he fathered "Iris, the messenger of the gods, and the "Harpies.[2]

The names of Thaumas' Harpy daughters vary. Hesiod and "Apollodorus name them: "Aello and "Ocypete. "Virgil, names "Celaeno as one of the Harpies.[3] However while "Hyginus, "Fabulae Preface has the Harpies, Celaeno, Ocypete, and Podarce, as daughters of Thaumas and Electra, at Fabuale 14.18, the Harpies are said to be named Aellopous, Celaeno, and Ocypete, and are the daughters of Thaumas and Ozomene.[4]

The late 4th-early 5th century poet "Nonnus gives Thaumas and Electra two children, Iris, and the river "Hydaspes.[5]

"Plato associates Thaumas' name with θαῦμα ("wonder").[6]

Thaumas was also the name of a "centaur, who fought against the "Lapiths at the "Centauromachy.[7]



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