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Ὠκεανός : Oceanus, distinguished from the sea. (θάλασσα, πόντος, ἅλς) as a mighty stream (ποταμός, Il. 18.607, Il. 20.7; δόος Ὠκεανοι<*>῀ο, Il. 16.151; cf. Milton's ‘ocean stream’) encircling the whole Earth, Il. 18.607. The constellations (excepting the Great Bear, which in Greek latitudes does not dip below the horizon) are conceived as sinking below Oceanus and emerging from it on the other side of the Earth, as they set and rise. Beyond Ocean is the entrance to the nether world, and Elysium is on its hither bank, Od. 10.508, Od. 4.568. (In the cut, which represents a design of the shield of Achilles, the outer rim [5] indicates the stream of Ocean.)—Personified, Ὠκεανός, husband of Tethys, father of all streams and fountains, and indeed, of all the gods, Od. 4.568, Od. 10.139, Il. 14.311, 201.

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