I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers, but hold up a ship.Michelle Williams
Know Your Goddess
Hair Color: Long, dark brown, with loose curls that flow like soft ocean waves
Facial Hair: N/A
Distinguishing Features: N/A
Parents: Nereus and Doris
Siblings: 49 sisters, including Thetis (Mother of Achilles), and one brother named Nerites.
Spouse: Poseidon (sometimes considered his Consort)
Children: Triton and Rhodos (also a lot of seals and dolphins)
Amphitrite is the founder of Find a Porpoise, a non-profit that specializes in bridging the gap between volunteer labor and non-profit causes for beach cleanup, ocean cleanup, tagging, observation, rehabilitation, and breeding programs, to name a few. She personally oversees the more secretive branch that deals with poaching, illegal fishing, or whaling boats.
Occasionally, she bartends at The Mermaid’s Tale. Though you can typically find her on the seaward side, she’ll saunter over to the landward side when she’s feeling saucy.
Since Amphitrite has only recently returned to land, she currently resides in her room in the Olympus Administration Building, Olympus Complex, Greece.
General Overview: Amphitrite is quiet and thoughtful. She doesn’t have much experience with gods or mortals, outside of Poseidon – and they haven’t seen each other in a very long time. She has learned patience with so many siblings, and is quick to dart away to spend time with her sea friends. She hopes to gain experience and build friendships with her immortal peers. She isn’t sure where she will fit in yet, but is willing to take a risk and find out.
Amphitrite is an introvert, yet enjoys having fun with friends. You might find her at a dance club, a rock concert, a museum, or drinking wine at home and reading. She can appear unapproachable, but is actually easygoing with a silly sense of humor. She will fight for her family and doesn’t tolerate bullying or bigotry.
Amphitrite is a romantic and still pines for Poseidon. It is hard for her to let go of past hurts. She can be socially awkward and speaks before thinking. She is sometimes too stubborn for her own good.
Deity Nicknames: Amph, Trix
Likes: Pearls, dancing, singing, flirting, alone time (away from all those sisters), laughing, dolphins, and watching movies.
Dislikes: Wearing shoes, piranhas, people who litter, the desert, and umbrellas.
Skills / Abilities
Immortality – Amphitrite is technically immortal. She is immune to the effects of aging, cannot die by any conventional means, and is immune to all known mortal diseases and infections.
Babble-speak – Amphitrite can communicate in all languages and dialects. Her glossolalia vocals can mesmerize any mortal and some immortals.
Sea Goddess – As a sea goddess, Amphitrite has salt water elemental abilities. This ability extends to a lesser degree with freshwater. She has some control over the weather at sea (such as manipulating tides and winds) and communicates with ocean life, influencing them to do her bidding, if necessary. She is a creator of oceanic life forms, such as seals, dolphins, and even deep sea creatures that have slept for millenia.
Metamorphosis – Amphitrite can change her form after Poseidon gifted her with his divine essence. She currently appears as a mermaid in water and as an attractive female mortal when on land. As a young Nereid, she originally had gills and webbed fingers, but is now able to completely control her form whether in water or on land.
Enchantment – Amphitrite can mesmerize mortals and some supernatural beings with her voice, usually by talking or singing. She cannot use this on immortals, but her singing is known to have a calming effect. While her mortal targets are spellbound, she can influence their minds and actions.
Normal Daily Wear: When on land, Amphitrite prefers a bohemian chic look.
Alternate Dress Wear: N/A
Triton SeaShell – Amphitrite has a magical shell from Atlantis that can heal non-fatal wounds in animals, including humans. It is filled with water and then poured onto a wound (or consumed by mouth for internal injuries). The shell does not heal immortals, and cannot restore lost limbs or heal incurable diseases.
Amphitrite was born to Nereus and Doris, one of fifty children (all female except for one brother). She and her sisters became known as The Nereids, priestesses of the sea. After performing a dance on the isle of Naxos, Poseidon sought her out and proposed a divine union. She refused his offer and fled to Atlas.
Poseidon sent a dolphin to convince her to reconsider, and she returned to become his wife. They had two children together: a son named Triton and a daughter, Rhodos. They also attended her sister’s (Thetis, Mother of Achilles) marriage to Peleus, along with Zeus and Hera.
In mortal art, she is often seen riding in a chariot drawn by hippocamps with Poseidon or holding his trident for him. She is also often pictured wearing a crab claw crown.
Source: The Editors of Encylopedia Brittannica. (10 Jan 2019). Amphitrite.
Mythology.net (Prof. Geller)