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In Greek mythology, a minor sea god, son of Oceanus and Tethys, who had the power of prophecy but who would assume different shapes to avoid answering questions; his name can be applied allusively to a changing, varying, or inconstant person or thing.

In 1989, the name Proteus was given to a satellite of Neptune, the sixth closest to the planet, discovered by the Voyager 2 space probe.

Subjects: Classical Studies — Religion.

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