Neptune was the god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion. He is the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon. In the Greek-influenced tradition, Neptune was the brother of Jupiter and Pluto; the brothers presided over the realms of Heaven, the earthly world, and the Underworld. Salacia was his consort.
Depictions of Neptune in Roman mosaics, especially those of North Africa, are influenced by Hellenistic conventions. Neptune was likely associated with fresh water springs before the sea. Like Poseidon, Neptune was worshipped by the Romans also as a god of horses, under the name Neptunus Equester, a patron of horse-racing. He like Poseidon is sometimes depicted riding with Hippocampi, and occasionally has a fishtail for legs.
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Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue[edit | edit source]
King Neptune in Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue was played by Harry Frazier. He was the father of Marina. After getting to old, King Neptune wanted to give his throne to Marina. His trident was stolen by demons, and his daughter went on land to ask the help of Power Rangers to retrieve it. Marina almost died doing it, and was taken to Aquabase to recover. King Neptune appeared in the Aquabase in a water form, to take Marina back home. Carter also gave back his Trident, which they managed to get back from the demons.