Tridents Trumpet Picture

This is the Pride and Joy of my Collection ( some of u may already know I collect shells...) This one my Husband inherited from his Grandmother when she passed away- he gave it to me as a Gift on our first anniversary )
It measures 16 inches long from tip to tip and is 19 inches around at its "fatest" part...
Now for some info I find fascinatiing as to how the shell got its name ( i dunno the scientific name but I bet that doesnt surprise ya!)

Triton is a mythological Greek god, the messenger of the deep. He is the son of Poseidon, god of the sea, and Amphitrite, goddess of the sea. He is usually represented as a merman, having the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish.

Like his father, he carried a trident. However, Triton's special attribute was a twisted conch shell, on which he blew like a trumpet to calm or raise the waves. Its sound was so terrible, that when loudly blown, it put the giants to flight, who imagined it to be the roar of a mighty wild beast (Hyginus, Poet. astronom. ii. 23).

According to Hesiod's Theogony, Triton dwelt with his parents in a golden palace in the depths of the sea. The story of the Argonauts places his home on the coast of Libya. When the Argo was driven ashore on the Lesser Syrtes, the crew carried the vessel to Lake Tritonis, whence Triton, the local deity, guided them across to the Mediterranean (Apollonius Rhodius iv. 1552).

...From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Now you see why its my fav?

"Triton's special attribute was a twisted conch shell, on which he blew like a trumpet to calm or raise the waves."
Ayakashi Ghost Guild - Triton
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Tridents Trumpet
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