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Pontos or Pontus (Greek: Πόντος) was one of the primeval Gods of the Sea. Pontos was the father of several sea deities as well as most of the sea creatures. He was a lover of Gaia.


Pontos was the Lord of the Sea before his title was taken over by his much younger brother and eventually his nephew. However, Pontus was the most powerful of all the Sea Lords, since he was literally the personification or spirit of the actual sea, rather than being just a deity of the sea.


Pontus appeared in no myths. However, after Oceanus was born, he took his place as Lord of the Sea and eventually Poseidon took Oceanus' place afterwards

Depiction & Personality[]

Pontus was usually depicted as a large head with a water-colored gray beard rising out of the sea. He had a pair of horns on his head that were similar to crab claws.

Powers & Abilities[]

Pontus was a powerful Protogenoi Deity.

  • Unparalleled Hydrokinesis
    • Water Manipulation
    • Water Generation
  • Advanced Psychokinesis
    • Telekinesis
    • Teleportation
  • Aquatic Life Manipulation
    • Aquatic Life Creation
  • Protogenoi Physiology
    • Embodiment of the Seas
  • Invulnerability
  • Rapid Regeneration
  • Immortality
  • Ocean Lordship
  • Enhanced Power


  • Aether (Possibly Father)
  • Gaia (Mother and Lover)
  • Thalassa (Sister and Wife)
  • Uranus (Brother)
  • Ourea (Siblings)
  • Hekatonchires (Children of Uranus and Gaia - Half-siblings/Nieces and nephews)
  • Cyclops (Children of Uranus and Gaia - Half-siblings/Nieces and nephews)
  • Titans (Children of Uranus and Gaia - Half-siblings/Nieces and nephews)
  • Gigantes (Half-siblings)
  • Tripatores (Half-brothers)
  • Typhon (Half-brother)


Nereus, Thaumus, Aigaios, Eurybia, Phorcys and Keto (Children with Gaia/half-siblings)

The Telkhines and Halia (Children with Thalassa/nieces & nephews)



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Protogenoi : AetherAnankeChronosErebosErosGaeaHemeraNyxOuranosPontusTartarus
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