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Triton Spirit

Who is that fierce forked creature?

According to Greek myth, Triton is god of the sea, son of Poseidon (Neptune) and Amphitrite.

Given UC San Diego's close proximity to the Pacific Ocean and its connections with the world-famous Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Triton was aptly chosen as the university mascot in 1964.

Half-man, half-fish, Triton is a mighty warrior of the deep. He rides the waves on giant seahorses and sea monsters, carries a trident, and blows a conch shell like a trumpet to calm or stir up the waves.

Stir up your own tide of Triton spirit!

UCSD Triton mascot

Triton mascot statue near Price Center

Spirit Night 2007

Triton Pep Band

Triton cheerleaders

Triton Fight Song Sing-a-Long

Listen to the UC San Diego Triton Fight Song, recorded by the UCSD Pep Band (MP3)

Fight on,
 with mighty Triton spirit,
Hail to, the Triton name.
Men and women
 march victorious,
On to fame.

Fight on,
 the Triton host prevails,
March on, in unity —
Bold and strong we fight
 for Triton victory.
U-C-S-D! Fight! Fight! Fight!