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n. Greek Mythology
A Titan god of the outer sea encircling the earth and the father of the Oceanides and the river gods.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a Titan, divinity of the stream believed to flow around the earth


(oʊˈsi ə nəs)

(in Greek myth) a Titan who rules over a great stream of water that encircles the earth.
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Noun1.Oceanus - (Greek mythology) god of the stream that flowed around the earth in ancient mythologyOceanus - (Greek mythology) god of the stream that flowed around the earth in ancient mythology
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--Venient annis Saecula seris, quibus Oceanus Vincula rerum laxet, et ingens Pateat Tellus, Tiphysque novos Detegat orbes; nec sit terris Ultima Thule:
Thence they arise and go abroad by night, veiled in thick mist, and utter their song with lovely voice, praising Zeus the aegis- holder and queenly Hera of Argos who walks on golden sandals and the daughter of Zeus the aegis-holder bright-eyed Athene, and Phoebus Apollo, and Artemis who delights in arrows, and Poseidon the earth-holder who shakes the earth, and reverend Themis and quick-glancing (1) Aphrodite, and Hebe with the crown of gold, and fair Dione, Leto, Iapetus, and Cronos the crafty counsellor, Eos and great Helius and bright Selene, Earth too, and great Oceanus, and dark Night, and the holy race of all the other deathless ones that are for ever.
But afterwards she lay with Heaven and bare deep-swirling Oceanus, Coeus and Crius and Hyperion and Iapetus, Theia and Rhea, Themis and Mnemosyne and gold-crowned Phoebe and lovely Tethys.
For Jove went yesterday to Oceanus, to a feast among the Ethiopians, and the other gods went with him.
There fair-haired Rhadamanthus reigns, and men lead an easier life than any where else in the world, for in Elysium there falls not rain, nor hail, nor snow, but Oceanus breathes ever with a West wind that sings softly from the sea, and gives fresh life to all men.
Tenders are invited for d/w-restoration works to tar cutting to oceanus dwellings private limited.
PERTH: 5.45 Construct, 6.15 Go Another One, 6.50 Heavey, 7.25 Old Salt, 8.00 Buck Dancing, 8.30 Roll Of Thunder, 9.00 Oceanus.
The La Lola project is located ten kilometres southeast of the town of Esqueda, north of Grupo Mexico's La Caridad copper mine, northeast of SilverCrest's Las Chispas deposit, and west of Oceanus Resources' El Tigre epithermal vein project.
While stating that the new G-SHOCK models on display at Baselworld are extremely important to the timepiece business, he announced the launching of two new models - OCEANUS and EDIFICE- in the fair.
We are devoting this issue of WHOI's flagship magazine, Oceanus, to taking you on a journey deep into the mysteries of this fascinating, vulnerable, and little-understood region of the ocean.
This means that the northern limit of Oceanus Procellarum is near the crater Rumker.
Oceanus can make a successful switch to the Flat in the Jark (KL) Handicap at Yarmouth following a recent run over hurdles.