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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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In Greek and, later, Roman mythology, the Oceanids (Template:Lang-grc) were the three thousand daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. One of these many daughters was also said to have been the consort of the god Poseidon, typically named as Amphitrite. Each was the patroness of a particular spring, river, ocean, lake, pond, pasture, flower or cloud. Oceanus and Tethys also had 3000 sons, the river-gods Potamoi (Ποταμοί). Whereas most sources limit the term Oceanids or Oceanides to the daughters, others include both the sons and daughters under this term. Sibelius wrote an orchestral work called Aallottaret (The Oceanides) in 1914.

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