[neer-ee-uh s, neer-yoos]
- a sea god, the son of Pontus and Gaea and father of the Nereids.
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Underwater rover Nereus was lost to the deep last month, and it's not the first.
Built in 2008, Nereus featured completely new technology to meet the unique challenges of deep-sea exploration.
While many scientists who worked with Nereus are still in a state of mourning, replacements are on the way.
The Commander of the Nereus asked me how's I like to be his cabin boy.
They were daughters of Nereus and Doris, and were fifty in number.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described
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Nereus himself is said to have been perfectly true and gentle.Modern Painters, Volume V (of 5)
Nereus awoke in his mind once more the dying embers of his old faith.
But Onesimus had determined to do his utmost to save Nereus, if nothing else was possible.
- Greek myth a sea god who lived in the depths of the sea with his wife Doris and their daughters the Nereides
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