Psamathe (Nereid)

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Psamathe (Ancient Greek: Ψάμαθη, from ψάμαθος "sand of the sea-shore"[1]), in Greek mythology, was the goddess of sand beaches as a Nereid, i.e., one of the fifty daughters of the sea god Nereus and the Oceanid Doris. She was the mother of Phocus by Aeacus[2] and later became the wife of Proteus.[3] By the latter, she gave birth to a son, Theoclymenus who became a king of Egypt, and a daughter, Theonoe (Eido).

Some translations of Ovid have the name as Psamanthe.[4]

In modern times[edit]

Psamathe has a moon named after her.