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Basic Information
Name Nereus
Other Names Old Man of the Sea
Title(s) Unknown
Race Elder
Gender Male
Age (Circ. 2012) Unknown
Born Unknown; over 10,000 years ago
Created Unknown
Died April/June 2012
Historical Death Unknown
Died Unknown
Status (Circ. 2012) Unknown
Aura Color Unknown edit
Aura Scent Rancid blubber and dead fish
Relationships and Family
Master(s) Unknown
Servant(s) Unknown
Mentor Unknown
Allies/Associates Dark Elders
Enemies Unknown
Parents Unknown
Creator(s) Unknown
Sibling(s) Unknown
Partner(s) Unknown
Children The fifty Nereids (Daughters/creations)
Other Relatives Unknown

Nereus is a Great Elder who tried to prevent Perenelle Flamel from leaving Alcatraz. He was worshiped by the ancient Greeks as the original Old Man of the Sea. He was killed by Black Hawk in The Enchantress.


The Old Man of the Sea as seen by Perenelle Flamel on Alcatraz in The Sorceress is a stocky, surprisingly-normal looking man with a head of thick curly hair flowing to his shoulders. He also has web-fingered hands and a short beard twisted into two tight curls. Nereus wears a sleeveless jerkin of overlapping kelp leaves and strands of green seaweed and is accompanied by the stench of rotting fish. In his left hand he bears a wickedly spiked stone trident. He has no lower limbs; instead, he has eight writhing, coiling octopus legs.