Metis (Titaness) of good counsel, advice, planning, cunning, craftiness, and wisdom

Μῆτις (Mē̂tis)1)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures (Other Titans) Titaness of good counsel, advice, planning, cunning, craftiness, and wisdom. Mother of Athena.


Metis /ˈmts/ (Μῆτις, “wisdom,” “skill,” or “craft”), in ancient Greek religion, was of the Titan generation and, like several primordial figures, an Oceanid, in the sense that Metis was born of Oceanus and his sister Tethys, of an earlier age than Zeus and his siblings. Metis was the first great spouse of Zeus,[1] and also his cousin.[2] Zeus is himself titled Mêtieta, “the wise counsellor,” in the Homeric poems.

By the era of Greek philosophy in the fifth century BC, Metis had become the mother of wisdom and deep thought, but her name originally connoted “magical cunning” and was as easily equated with the trickster powers of Prometheus as with the “royal metis” of Zeus.[2] The Stoic commentators allegorised Metis as the embodiment of “prudence“, “wisdom” or “wise counsel”, in which form she was inherited by the Renaissance.[3]

The Greek word metis meant a quality that combined wisdom and cunning. This quality was considered to be highly admirable in the Mycenean era, with the hero Odysseus being the embodiment of it. In the Classical era, it was regarded by Athenians as one of the notable characteristics of the Athenian character. Metis was the one who gave Zeus a potion to cause Cronus to vomit out Zeus’ siblings.[4]

Metis was both a threat to Zeus and an indispensable aid (Brown 1952:133):

“Zeus lay with Metis but immediately feared the consequences. It had been prophesied that Metis would bear extremely powerful children: the first, Athena and the second, a son more powerful than Zeus himself, who would eventually overthrow Zeus.”[5]

In order to forestall these dire consequences, Zeus tricked her into turning herself into a fly and promptly swallowed her.[6] He was too late: Metis had already conceived a child. In time she began making a helmet and robe for her fetal daughter. The hammering as she made the helmet caused Zeus great pain, and Hephaestus either clove Zeus’s head with an axe,[7] or hit it with a hammer at the river Triton, giving rise to Athena’s birth. Athena leaped from Zeus’s head, fully grown, armed, and armoured, and Zeus was none the worse for the experience.

The similarities between Zeus swallowing Metis and Cronus swallowing his children have been noted by several scholars. This also caused some controversy in regard to reproduction myths and the lack of a need for women as a means of reproduction.[8]

Hesiod’s account is followed by Acusilaus and the Orphic tradition, which enthroned Metis side by side with Eros as primal cosmogenic forces. Plato makes Poros, or “creative ingenuity”, the child of Metis.[9]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metis_(mythology)

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Metis (Titaness) of good counsel, advice, planning, cunning, craftiness, and wisdom
Name Metis (Titaness) of good counsel, advice, planning, cunning, craftiness, and wisdom
Parents
HusbandZeus (Twelve Olympians King of the gods)

Siblings

Name Birth Death
Inachus (King of Argos)asdasds   
Petraie (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Paregoron (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Nysiades 'the' (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Nymphai Artemiai 'the' (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Leuke aka. Leuce (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Libya (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Chariclo aka. Khariklo (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Zeuxo (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Xanthe (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Urania aka-Ourania (consort of Apollo) Oceanids Nymph.asdasds   
Tyche aka. Tykhe (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Thoe (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Theisoa (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Telesto (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Stilbo (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Rhodope (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Rhodea aka. Rhodeia (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Rhanis (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Psekas aka. Psecas (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Prymno (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Pronoia aka. Pronoea (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Polyxo (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Polyphe (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Polydora (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Plouto aka. Pluto (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Plexaure aka. Plexaura (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Pleione (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Phrixa (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Philyra (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Phiale (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Phaino (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Petraea (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Perse aka. Perseis (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Periboea (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Peitho (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Pasithoe (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Ozomene aka. Electra (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Oinoe (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Ocyrrhoe aka. Okyrhoe (consort of Apollo) - Oceanids Nymph.asdasds   
Nephele (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Nemesis (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Nede aka. Neda (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Myrtoessa (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Mopsopia aka. Attica (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Metis (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Merope (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Menestho (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Melobosis (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Melite (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Meliboea (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Melia (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Lysithea (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Leucippe (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Ithome (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Idyia aka. Eidyia (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Ianthe (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Ianira (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Iakhe (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Hyale (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Hippo (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Hesione (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Hagno (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Glauke (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Galaxaure aka. Galaxaura (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Eurynome (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Europa aka. Europe (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Eudora (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Euagoreis (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Ephyra (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Electra aka. Elektra (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Doris (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Dodone aka. Dodona (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Dione (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Daira aka. Daeira (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Crocale aka. Krokale (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Clytie aka. Clytia (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Clio (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Chryseis aka. Khryseis (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Ceto aka. Keto (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Cerceis aka. Kerkeis (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Capheira aka. Kapheira (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Camarina aka. Kamarina (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Calypso aka. Kalypso (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Callirrhoe aka. Kallirhoe (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Cleodora (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Bolbe (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Beroe (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Asterope (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Asterodia (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Asia (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Argia (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Anthracia (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Anchiroe (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
(Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Amphiro (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Amaltheia (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Aethra (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Admete (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Acaste (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   
Styx (Oceanids Nymph) - Titanessasdasds   
Eurynome (Titaness) of water-meadows & pasturelandsasdasds   
Potamoi (Titan)asdasds   
Oceanids Oceanids (Daughters of Oceanus)asdasds   

Half-Siblings

Name Birth Death
Clymene aka. Klymene (Oceanid Nymph) (Oceanid Nymph)asdasds   

Step-Children

Name Birth Death
Sarpedon (son of Zeus)asdasds   
Perseus (son of Zeus)asdasds   
Lacedaemon (mythical King of Laconia)asdasds   
Epaphus aka. Apis (son of Zeus)asdasds   
Angelos (Chthonic Deity) underworld goddessasdasds   
Aiakos  (Chthonic Judge Deity) of the Deadasdasds   
Minos  (son of Zeus)asdasds   
Rhadamanthys ( son of Zeus) ( son of Zeus)asdasds   
Persephone (Chthonic Deity & Titaness) queen of the underworldasdasds   
Dionysus (Twelve Olympians)asdasds   
Hermes (Twelve Olympians)asdasds   
Hephaestus (Twelve Olympians)asdasds   
Ares (Twelve Olympians)asdasds   
Artemis (Twelve Olympians)asdasds   
Apóllōn aka-Apollo (Twelve Olympians)asdasds   

References   [ + ]

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures

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