Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Two examples of Tritons

The Greeks seem to have preferred depicting mermen or mermaids.

#Tritons are usually shown as male though in Roman art you get pairs of both sexes or male Tritons cavorting with female Nereids or Oceanids.


Hercules wrestling with a seagod or Triton.


Another example.

The bodies are a blend of male snake eel and fish.