Nereus

Nereus is the name of the Greek god of the sea, the father of the Nereids, and was a shapeshifter who had the gift of prophecy. He was known as the Old Man of the Sea. Though the name seems to be derived from Greek neros meaning “water”, it seems more likely that it comes from a pre-Greek origin.

Origin: Greek

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Variants:

  • Nerio (Italian)
  • Nereo (Italian, Spanish)

 

Female forms:

  • Nerina (Italian)

 

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