Today we feature the father of Ariel, Triton -King of the Sea.
King Triton is a major character who first appeared in the 1989 Disney animated film the . He was voiced by the late Kenneth Mars in the first 2 films and by Jim Cummings in the 2008 prequel. He is based on the Greek god Triton, who is the son of Poseidon.
Triton is the ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantica. He is a muscular merman, the widower of the late Queen Athena, and the father of Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Attina, Adella, Alana and Ariel. He is also the father-in-law of Prince Eric and the grandfather of Ariel and Eric's daughter Melody. As King of Atlantica, he has in his possession a powerful magical trident which appears to be made of gold. It emits a glowing light and a typical sound when in use. Furthermore, he has a crown and two armbands, which also appear to be made out of gold.