Pontus was one of the Greek primordial deities that ruled on the earth before the arrival of the Olympians. His name meaning sea, he was a sea god, son of Gaea alone. He and Gaea had five children, Nereus, "the old man of the sea"; Thaumas, "the wonder of the sea"; Phorcys; Ceto; and Eurybia.
See Also: Gaea
Pontus Is also called Pontus, Pontos.