There are many stories about Davy Jones. In some he was a sailor in a Phoenician galley. Some say he was Jonah who was cast overboard by his shipmates and swallowed by a whale. He could also be Duffer Jones, a notoriously myopic sailor who often found himself over-board. No one seems to be able to pin down who exactly he was. When asked of his origin he is found to be like most sailors, full of stories, and the one he tells today is likely to be different from yesterdays.