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Triton is a Greek god and messenger of the sea. As son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, god and goddess of the sea, he is often depicted as a merman.

Triton possessed a conch shell with which he controlled the sea, creating or calming waves. Like his father, he wielded a trident. [citation needed]

Influence

In 5th century BCE, a small island in the Aegean Sea was named after him; the island housed a large statue of, as well as a temple dedicated to, his father Poseidon.[1]

During the Peloponnesian War, the Spartan misthios Kassandra recovered Triton's legendary conch shell made from gold at the request of the pirate queen Xenia.[2]

Aletheia's simulation of Atlantis

In Aletheia's simulation of Atlantis was a garden named after him, in the northeastern part of the city.[3]

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