Triton, Herald of the Sea: Mistress Rhiannon, Triton Herald

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We'd love to actually get Rhiannon, the Triton Herald to do this! A heraldry quiz. Winners get a water spirit called a Niad to help them, specifically to drive off the dirty fauns at the Stables. Mistress Genvieve is heading the organization of this here, including recruitment of 9 Niads. If the Triton Herald doesn't want to play Triton the Herald, Genvieve will also play that. Niads so far:

  • Genvieve
  • Genie
  • Bera
  • Katerina
  • Phia?
  • Clare de Baskerville? Eleanor Abbot? Sorcha? Kymber?Gianetta?

It sounds a little strange, but it would be cool if each of the naiads had a...jug they could carry as a prop. Something to threaten the fauns with.

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"Naiads", I believe, is

"Naiads", I believe, is correct.

What the world needs is a good ELE. - Jonathan Blackbow

Message sent to Rhi/Triton, awaiting response

I've sent a note and plan to talk to Triton tonight about this station. I think I tried to sound convincing enough. I plan to be a naiad myself, and have recruited Izzy/Genie, Bera and Katerina so far. Working on others. Would like to have Naiads from all over the kingdom, plan to dress us all in shades of blue, possibly with matching sashes to deliniate the naiads from general populace.

TRITON in Chaucer / etc


TRITON, a sea god, was Poseidon's son in Greek mythology and Neptune's son in Roman mythology. Neptune commands the winds at sea as Aeolus commands them on land (Aeneid I.132-141). Triton, Neptune's son, blows a sea conch; Misenus, Aeolus's son, blows a battle trumpet for Hector and, later, for Aeneas. Misenus challenged Triton to a musical contest and lost, whereupon Triton drowned him (Aeneid VI.162-176).

Triton carries Eolus's trumpets as they go up to Fame's house, HF III.1595-1604. Virgil seems to have connected Aeolus and Triton in some slight way in the Aeneid. When Demophon's ship is wrecked, Neptune, Thetis, Chorus, and Triton pity him and wash him up on the beach of Rhodope, where Phillis is the queen, LGW 2417-2424. [Demophon: Eolus: Messenus: Neptune: Phillis: Thetis]

The name occurs twice medially, HF III.1604; LGW 2422, and once in final rhyming position, HF III.1596.
Virgil, Aeneid, ed. and trans. H.R. Fairclough, I: 250-251, 516-519.
Copyright © 1988, 1996 Jacqueline de Weever
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