(Titaness) of fresh-water (Aquatic Primordial Deity)
Τηθύς (Tēthýs)1)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures (The Twelve Titans) Titaness of fresh-water, and the mother of the rivers, springs, streams, fountains, and clouds.
Oceanus and Tethys are the father and mother of the gods in the Iliad, while in the seventh century BC the Spartan poet Alcman made the sea-nymph Thetis a demiurge-figure. Orpheus‘s song in Book I of the Argonautica hymns the sea-nymph Eurynome as first queen of the gods, as wife of the ocean-born giant Ophion.
The primacy of aquatic gods is reminiscent of, and may even have been influenced by, ancient Near Eastern mythology – where Tiamat (salt water) and Apsu (fresh water) are the first gods of the Enuma Elish, and where the Spirit of God is said to have “hovered over the waters” in Genesis.
Pontus is the primordial deity of the sea
In Greek mythology, Tethys (/ˈtiːθᵻs, ˈtɛθᵻs/; Greek: Τηθύς), was a Titan daughter of Uranus and Gaia, and the wife of her brother Titan Oceanus, and the mother by him of the river gods and the Oceanids. Tethys had no active role in Greek mythology, and no established cults.
Tethys was one of the Titan offspring of Uranus (Sky) and Gaia (Earth). Hesiod lists her Titan syblings as Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion, Iapetus, Theia, Rhea, Themis,Mnemosyne, Phoebe, and Cronus. Tethys married her brother, Oceanus, an enormous river encircling the world, and was, by him, the mother of numerous sons, who were river-gods, and numerous daughters, known as the Oceanids. According to Hesiod, there were three thousand river gods, including Nilus (Nile), Alpheus, and Scamander,and three thousand Oceanids, including Doris, Callirhoe, Styx, Clymene, Metis, Eurynome, Perseis, and Idyia.
Passages in a section of the Iliad called the Deception of Zeus, suggest the possibility that Homer knew a tradition in which Oceanus and Tethys (rather than Uranus and Gaia, as in Hesiod) were the parents of the Titans. Twice Homer has Hera describe the pair as “Oceanus, from whom the gods are sprung, and mother Tethys”, while in the same passage Hypnos describes Oceanus as “from whom they all are sprung”. Gantz, points out that “mother” may simply refer to the fact that Tethys was Hera’s foster mother for a time, as Hera tells us in the lines immediately following, while the reference to Oceanus as the genesis of the gods “might be simply a formulaic epithet indicating the numberless rivers and springs descended from Okeanos” (compare with Iliad 21.195–197). However for M. L. West, these lines suggests a myth in which Oceanus and Tethys are the “first parents of the whole race of gods.” Perhaps as an attempt to reconcile this possible conflict between Homer and Hesiod, Plato, in his Timaeus, has Uranus and Gaia as the parents of Oceanus and Tethys, and Oceanus and Tethys as the parents of Cronus and Rhea and the other Titans, as well as Phorcys.
|Name||Tethys (Titaness) of fresh-water (Aquatic Primordial Deity)|
|Husband||Oceanus (Titan Aquatic Deity)|
|Inachus (King of Argos)asdasds|
|Melia (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds|
|Clymene aka. Klymene (Oceanid Nymph) (Oceanid Nymph)asdasds|
|Libya (daughter of Epaphus - King of Egypt)asdasds|
|Maia - Pleiades (Titaness)asdasds|
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