from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A marine deity; a divinity looked upon as presiding over the ocean or sea, as Neptune.


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  • The title, as it happens, was the brainchild of a Roman deserter from Antony and Cleopatra's faction who had shown up at one of Cleopatra's dinner parties nude and painted blue, in the role of a sea-god.

    In All Her Infinite Variety

  • And suddenly, out there where a big smoker lifts skyward, rising like a sea-god from out of the welter of spume and churning white, on the giddy, toppling, overhanging and downfalling, precarious crest appears the dark head of a man.

    Excerpt From Cruise of the Snark: Surfing in Hawaii

  • When the fantasized Princess Qara Köz, who even comes accompanied by an only slightly less bewitching body double, disembarks at Genoa, the toughest admiral of them all is unmanned and Andrea Doria himself “stood open-mouthed as the strangers approached, a sea-god in thrall to nymphs arising from the waters.”

    Cassocks and Codpieces

  • Here again we join Perseus Jackson, dyslexic son of the sea-god Poseidon and a mortal mother, as he battles dark forces from classical mythology in modern-day America.

    The Last Olympian

  • Thy sea-god sire, 'tis true, for all his kind intent, hath granted that boon he was compelled, by reason of his promise, to grant.


  • Aegipan himself was a Greek sea-god, one of the many goat-footed gods known as Panes.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • She is nulli secunda, a rare creature, a phoenix, the sole commandress of his thoughts, queen of his desires, his only delight: as [5400] Triton now feelingly sings, that lovesick sea-god:

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • In her present condition we see her only like the sea-god Glaucus, bruised and maimed in the sea which is the world, and covered with shells and stones which are incrusted upon her from the entertainments of earth.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • What though we toss at the fall of the sun where the hand of the sea-god drives?

    A Beautiful Poem

  • With his maritime rig, his weather-beaten face, his beard of Father Neptune, he resembled a deposed sea-god who had exchanged the trident for the spade.

    To-morrow, by Joseph Conrad


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