- n. Greek mythology Wife of Phorcus and mother of Medusa and the Gorgons. She was a hideous sea-monster.
“Even the Medusa's origin myth in most Greek story is that she wasn't Poseidon rape victim but a gorgon monster siblings with hers sisters who were daughters of Ceto the seas monster.”
“And yet again he got great Thaumas and proud Phorcys, being mated with Earth, and fair-cheeked Ceto and Eurybia who has a heart of flint within her.”
“There are those among us who claim that some upstart merely wished to steal the worship due to Jove; and that Baphomet, a child of Phorcys and Ceto, was the man crucified at Calvary; or else Simon the Magician, one of the Gray Sisters 'sons.”
“Thus Hine's poem says to us: pictured here is the moment just before the hero Perseus will strike dead the monstrous offspring of Phorcys and Ceto.”
“GORGONS were three in number, and daughters of Phorcus or Porcys, by his sister Ceto.”
“SCYLLA was the daughter of Phorcus, or Phorcys, by Ceto.”
“Oceanus, where dwelt the Grææ, daughters of Phorcys and Ceto.”
“She united herself with the latter, and their offspring were the sea-deities Nereus, Thaumas, Phorcys, Ceto, and”
“Phorcys and Ceto, and were the personification of those benumbing, and, as it were, petrifying sensations, which result from sudden and extreme fear.”
“Phorcys and Ceto personified more especially the hidden perils and terrors of the ocean.”
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