The Sea King's love Picture

In Greek mythology, Nerites was a minor sea deity, son of Nereus and Doris (apparently their only male offspring) and brother of the fifty Nereides. He is described as a young boy of stunning beauty. According to Aelian, Nerites was never mentioned by epic poets such as Homer and Hesiod, but was a common figure in the mariners' folklore. Aelian also cites two versions of the myth concerning Nerites, which are as follows.

First myth:
In one of the versions, Aphrodite, even before her ascension from the sea to Olympus, fell in love with Nerites. When the time had come for her to join the Olympian gods, she wanted Nerites to go with her, but he refused, preferring to stay with his family in the sea. Even the fact that Aphrodite promised him a pair of wings did not make him change his mind. The scorned goddess then transformed him into a shellfish and gave the wings to her son Eros.

In the other version, Nerites was loved by Poseidon and answered his feelings. From their mutual love arose Anteros (personification of reciprocated love). Poseidon also made Nerites his charioteer; the boy drove the chariot astonishingly fast, to the admiration of various sea creatures. But Helios, for reasons unknown to Aelian's sources, changed Nerites into a shellfish. Aelian himself supposes that Helios might have wanted the boy for himself and was offended by his refusal.


My other pic, Anteros is actually a ...well what happened after these two developed mutual love for one another. People mostly tell the Venus/Aphrodite version of the story, since...well I guess people don't like hearing Poseidon had a male lover? I'm not sure, anyway many people don't actually know this guy xD. But I actually thought Nerites loyalty to Poseidon was..well sweet...because seriously, in Greek mythology the lovers aren't ALWAYS faithful |D....
..But seriously, why does no one write fiction about these two!!?
Also, the artistic depiction of Poseidon I used is George O'Conners version from the book series "The Olympians: Poseidon" ^^
I'll do the Percy Jackson version...well MY image of him with Poseidon's other male lover...you guys may know him too |D.

Anyway, I own NOTHING....err well the characters, I just drew this ...
Eros
Niobe XI FINAL
The Sea King's love
Segments of love
The Lovers - The Four Erotes