Galene (Ancient Greek: Γαλήνη Galênê means 'calm weather' or 'calm, tranquility') in ancient Greek religion was a minor goddess personifying calm seas. Hesiod enumerates her as one of the 50 Nereids, sea-nymph daughters of the 'Old Man of the Sea' Nereus and the Oceanid Doris, perhaps identical with her sister Galatea.
Meanwhile, Euripides mentions "Galaneia" (Galênaiê) as a daughter of Pontus and Callimachus refers to her as "Galenaia". A statue of Galene, next to that of Thalassa, was mentioned by Pausanias as an offering at the temple of Poseidon in Corinth.
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