|Host of the Tritones|
|Messenger god of the Sea|
|God of the Navy|
|Family||Poseidon (father) |
Athena (foster mother)
Percy Jackson (half-brother)
|Eye Color||Any color|
|Appearances|| The Last Olympian |
The Mark of Athena (mentioned)
Like his father, Triton carries a trident. However, Triton's special attribute was a twisted conch shell, on which he blew like a trumpet to calm or raise the waves. Its sound was so terrible, that when loudly blown, it put the giants to flight, who imagined it to be the roar of a mighty wild beast. Triton dwelt with his parents in a golden palace in the depths of the sea.
Triton was the father of Pallas and foster parent to the goddess Athena. Pallas was killed by Athena during a fight between the two goddesses. Triton is also sometimes cited as the father of Scylla by Lamia. Triton might be multiplied into a host of Tritones, daimones of the sea.
Triton was adopted by the Romans as the son of Neptune and Salacia. In the Aeneid, Misenus, the trumpeter of Aeneas, challenged Triton to a contest of trumpeting. The god flung him into the sea for his arrogance.
Triton is somewhat cold and arrogant to Percy, talking down to him and acting as if his half-brother was lazy for not appearing sooner, after Percy jumped off the now blown up Princess Andromeda. This is probably understandable, however, as Percy is the son of his father's affair with Sally Jackson, a mortal. Triton makes fun of Percy, smiling at one of his comments. It is also possible that he is jealous of Percy, as his father declared that Percy was his favorite son instead of him, despite being only a demigod. However, he shows respect to Tyson by nodding respectively. He is seen only briefly however, so his actual attitude in general is unknown. He also seems to be proud of being Poseidon's son, saying "Your son and heir," after Poseidon introduces them, saying "And this is my, ah, other son."
Triton appears as a merman, having the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish, and shares his father's black hair. Unlike most mermen, Triton has two fish tails instead of one. He is described as having green skin and black hair in a ponytail. Triton also wears armor studed with pearls.
As the son of Poseidon and an actual embodiment of the sea itself, Triton is very powerful, more than a demigod, but less than an Olympian. A minor god in power terms.
- Hydrokinesis : He can cause movement of any kind of water, as well as create it with only the power of his mind.
- Aerokinesis : He can manipulate the sea breeze which is much more suitable for his wind abilities.
- Fear Inducement: Triton also has the ability to invoke fear in others. An ability which he usually does with his conch shell, though he can do so without it. He once used it to scare off the Giants when they attempted to invade his father's kingdom. He drove them into hiding among the mountains, almost incapacitating the giant king, Porphyrion, in the process.
- He can also alter his physical features to resemble that of any sea creature he wishes.
- Can communicate telepathically with equestrians and sea creatures.
- He has enhanced strength.
- As a messenger god, he has the power of flight.
- He can move at super speeds.
- Triton, a moon of Neptune, is named after this deity.
- Triton is the common name given to a number of very large sea snails.
- Triton was called The Son of Neptune by the Romans.
- The relationship between Triton and Percy may be seen as sibling rivalry, as they both attempt to out do each other to prove their worth to their father.
- Ironically, in the The Mark of Athena, Camp Fish-Blood (as called by Leo) say they do not allow children of Poseidon, despite Triton being a son of Poseidon. Perhaps Aphros and Bythos meant only demigod children.