The Nireus allegedly sea deity Neptune earlier. The ancient greek traditions and almost all the ancient Greek poets and artists present Nereus elder bland as good and lovable. His wife was Doris okeanida which acquired numerous genus of very beautifil daughters the Nereids fifty to one hundred in number, in newer traditions. The Nereus had the gift of prophecy, said that when he foretold in Parys abducted Helen devastation of his homeland as a result of bad practice. Like all sea deities, could be transformed, so the Nereus transformed into weird and fantastic shapes.