Wherever he goes, the large waves will follow. In order to protect the harmony of the seas, Oannes comes riding the waves as he gallantly holds his pike. Power endowed by King Neptune, he destroys all that dares to harm the rivers and oceans.
Oannes (Ὡάννης, Hovhannes [Հովհաննես] in Armenian) was the name given by the Babylonian writer Berossus in the 3rd century BCE to a mythical being who taught mankind wisdom. Berossus describes Oannes as having the body of a fish but underneath the figure of a man. He is described as dwelling in the Persian Gulf, and rising out of the waters in the daytime and furnishing mankind instruction in writing, the arts and the various sciences.