(Primordial Deity) god of the sea
Πόντος (Póntos) The god of the sea, father of the fish and other sea creatures.
In Greek mythology, Pontus (/ˈpɒntəs/; Greek: Πόντος Pontos, “Sea”) was an ancient, pre-Olympian sea-god, one of the Greek primordial deities. Pontus was Gaia‘s son and has no father, but according to the Greek poet Hesiod, he was born without coupling, though according to Hyginus, Pontus is son of Aether and Gaia. For Hesiod, Pontus seems little more than a personification of the sea, ho pontos, “the Road”, by which Hellenes signified the Mediterranean Sea. With Gaia, he fathered Nereus (the Old Man of the Sea), Thaumas (the awe-striking “wonder” of the Sea, embodiment of the sea’s dangerous aspects), Phorcys and his sister-consort Ceto, and the “Strong Goddess” Eurybia. With the sea goddess Thalassa (whose own name simply means “sea” but is derived from a Pre-Greek root), he fathered the Telchines and all sea life.