Cc 303, dr. james patterson, week 3, lecture #7, 9 september 2016. Nothing is more uncivilized than the sea; humans can"t live there humans don"t belong there. Both the sea and land is full of monsters but the sea is much worse. Historically, if a it took much losing sight of. Peutinger seemingly ship had to sail from greece to italy, even though longer, they would follow the coastline for fear of land and having to face sea monsters. Gaia + pontus (another of gaia"s sons; primordial sea god) = nereus (the old man of the sea because of his gentle, faithful nature) Shape shifting prophet heroes often had to wrestle with in their quests to get information. Half human half fish (reflects nature vs. civilization) Initially, she ran away from him, but poseidon used a dolphin to force her to come back and marry him.