Where did the word “ocean” come from?

Basically, according to Greek mythology, the Greek god Oceanus was a serpent like being that looked like a river and encompassed the entire world – so, picture that – and you get an ocean. I do like the image because it is a sharp reminder that all of our oceans, estuaries and rivers are connected.

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  2. JENNIFER YANG says:


  3. my name is ocean and this was a good sorce

  4. I am not a scientist, but I do beleive that God made the Ocean and everything in it, therefore the word Ocean or sea orginates from God! We only have to look in the New testament of the bible Genesis Chapter 1 and there you will discover the answer.

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