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Triton in Greek mythology, was the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite. His descendants were a kind of mermen, accompanied Poseidon, blew on conches and had for special duty the calming of the sea. In the time-honoured ceremony of "crossing the line," Neptune, when he boards a ship, is accompanied by Aphrodite and by Tritons.