in Greek mythology
, a minor sea god usually represented as a man with a fish's tail and carrying a trident and shell-trumpet.
Triton of the minnows the type of something large or great contrasted with something small and insignificant, often with reference to Shakespeare
In Greek mythology
, a sea god, son of Poseidon
and Amphitrite. He was half man and half fish, with a scaled body, sharp teeth and claws, and a forked fish tail. He had power over the waves and possessed the gift of prophecy.