Triton, Messenger of the Sea Picture
Triton. The mythical son of Poseidon and Amphitrite the god and goddess of the sea, typically described as a merman. Like his father he carries a trident but what sets him apart is his 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.