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Triton, in Greek mythology, sea god with human head and chest and a fishlike tail. Son of the sea god Poseidon and Amphitrite, he lived in a golden palace on the sea floor and stirred or calmed the seas by blowing on a conch shell. He is credited with helping Jason's Argonauts on their journey and with befriending sailors in the seas around ancient Greece. In Virgil's Aeneid, Triton is accused of drowning Misenus, a human trumpeter who challenged Triton's skill on the conch shell.

See also: Mythology.

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