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I'm afraid you just missed my lieutenant Delphin, God of the Dolphins.

Poseidon to Percy Jackson, in The Last Olympian

Delphin (also known as Delphinus) is the Greek god of Dolphins, and works in the service of Poseidon, the god of the Sea. He is one of Poseidon's lieutenants.[1]

History

When Amphitrite fled from his master's courtship, Delphin went in search of her and persuaded her to agree to the marriage. For this service, Poseidon placed him amongst the stars as the constellation Delphinus.

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The Last Olympian

Delphin was briefly seen during Poseidon's battle with Oceanus, the Titan of the Sea; Poseidon tells him to give orders to Palaemon and his Shark Legions.

Appearance

And there was a dolphin - just a regular dolphin, but it was staring at the map intently.

–Delphin's appearance, in The Last Olympian

In The Last Olympian, Delphin was described as looking just like a regular dolphin. However, due to his status as a god, it is assumed that he can his appearance as he desired.

Abilities

It is presumed that Delphin has the standard powers of a god.

  • Hydrokinesis: Though it was never specifically confirmed, it is likely that, due to his status as an aquatic god in Poseidon's service, Delphin has the same hydrokinetic powers as Percy's, but only to a greater and more advanced level.
  • Aquatic Authority and Communication: It is also highly likely that, as the God of Dolphins, Delphin can speak to and control dolphins.
  • Persuasion: Delphin was shown to have remarkable skills of persuasion, as demonstrated by how he managed to convince Amphitrite to marry Poseidon by cleverly yet realistically highlighting all the benefits she could enjoy if she did.

Trivia

  • The Delphinidae family of Cetaceans is named after him.
  • The word Dolphin comes from his name.

References

  1. The Last Olympian, chapter 2, page 36, paragraph 3.
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