Triton

Triton and Herakles wrestling. Detail from Athenian black-figure cup. Tarquinia, Museo Nazionale RC 4194A sea-deity shown as a man-fish. He attends many marine occasions, with Poseidon, Nereus or Thetis. In archaic Athenian art he is shown wrestling Herakles in the scheme otherwise used for the hero fighting Nereus, but he is apparently not capable of mutations.

Above: Triton and Herakles wrestling. Detail from Athenian black-figure cup. Tarquinia, Museo Nazionale RC 4194 © Museo Nazionale, Tarquinia