(Θαύμας/Thaúmas). Son of Pontus  and Gaia (or Tethys: Orph. Fr. 117), brother of Nereus, Phorcys , Ceto and Eurybia (Hes. Theog. 237 f.; Apollod. 1,10); with Electra  (Ozomene: Hyg. Fab. 14,18) father of the Harpies and Iris  (Hes. Theog. 265-267; 780; Verg. Aen. 9,5; Ov. Met 4,480 et passim; on the interpretation of the genealogy see Pl. Tht. 155d; Cic. Nat. D. 3,20,51). T. is also named as the father of the river Hydaspes (Nonn. Dion. 26,358-365) and of Arce (Ptol. Chennos 6,6, p. 39 Chatzis).
Cite this pageAntoni, Silke (Kiel), “Thaumas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1206650>
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