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Τρίτων), Tritōnis (Τριτωνίς), or Tritonītis (Τριτωνῖτις) Palus. A river and lake on the Mediterranean coast of Libya, which are mentioned in several old Greek legends, especially in the mythology of Athené, whom one account represented as born on Lake Tritonis. (See Trito.) The lake is undoubtedly the great salt lake in the south of Tunis called El-Sibkah. Some of the ancient writers gave an altogether different locality to the legend, and identify the Triton with the river usually called Lathon in Cyrenaïca.

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