What Are the Seven Seas?

Since there are five oceans and many more seas in the world than seven, you may have wondered what people mean when they say the “seven seas.”

Don’t go looking on a map for the seven seas, because you’ll never find them. “Seven seas” is just an expression meaning all the oceans and seas of the world.

It appears not only in the ancient literature of Europe, but of China and India as well!

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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