Tethys (Titaness) of fresh-water (Aquatic Primordial Deity)

(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.


Primordial powers2)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_sea_gods#Primordial_powers

Oceanus[2] 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 pre-Socratic cosmogony of Thales, who made water the first element, may be seen as a natural outgrowth of this poetic thinking.

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


Tethys_mosaic_83d40m_Phillopolis_mid4th_cIn Greek mythology, Tethys (/ˈtθs, ˈtɛθs/; 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.[1]

Tethys was one of the Titan offspring of Uranus (Sky) and Gaia (Earth).[2] Hesiod lists her Titan syblings as Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion, Iapetus, Theia, Rhea, Themis,Mnemosyne, Phoebe, and Cronus.[3] 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.[4] According to Hesiod, there were three thousand river gods, including Nilus (Nile), Alpheus, and Scamander,[5]and three thousand Oceanids, including Doris, Callirhoe, Styx, Clymene, Metis, Eurynome, Perseis, and Idyia.[6]

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.[7] Twice Homer has Hera describe the pair as “Oceanus, from whom the gods are sprung, and mother Tethys”,[8] while in the same passage Hypnos describes Oceanus as “from whom they all are sprung”.[9] 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).[10] 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.”[11] 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.[12]

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

 

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Tethys (Titaness) of fresh-water (Aquatic Primordial Deity)
Name Tethys (Titaness) of fresh-water (Aquatic Primordial Deity)
Parents
HusbandOceanus (Titan Aquatic Deity)

Siblings

Name Birth Death
Iapetus (Titan) of mortalityasdasds   
Crius (Titan)asdasds   
Mnemosyne (Titaness) of memory & remembranceasdasds   
Themis (Titaness) of divine law and orderasdasds   
Cronus (Chthonic Deity & Titan) of the Harvestasdasds   
Rhea (Titaness) of fertilityasdasds   
Phoebe (Titaness) of intellect & prophecyasdasds   
Coeus (Titan) of intellect and the axis of heavenasdasds   
Hyperion (Titan) of lightasdasds   
Theia (Titaness) of sight and the shining light of the clear blue skyasdasds   
Oceanus (Titan Aquatic Deities)asdasds   

Half-Siblings

Name Birth Death
Kythonios (Gigantes)asdasds   
Picolous (Gigantes)asdasds   
Pelorus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Hippolytus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Hapladamas aka-Hoplodamus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Asterius, aka-Astarias, aka-Aster, aka-Asterus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Aristaeus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Thoon aka. Thoas (Gigantes)asdasds   
Theomises (Gigantes)asdasds   
Theodamas (Gigantes) (Gigantes)asdasds   
Skyeus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Rhoikos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Phoitos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Peloreus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Pankrates (Gigantes)asdasds   
Pallas (Gigantes)asdasds   
Ouranion (Gigantes)asdasds   
Mylinos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Molios (Gigantes)asdasds   
Mimon (Gigantes)asdasds   
Leon (Gigantes)asdasds   
Klytios aka. Clytius (Gigantes)asdasds   
Khthonios (Gigantes)asdasds   
Hyperbios (Gigantes)asdasds   
Hippolytos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Gration (Gigantes)asdasds   
Eurytos, aka-Euryalus, aka-Euryalos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Euboios (Gigantes)asdasds   
Ephialtes (Gigantes)asdasds   
Enkelados (Gigantes)asdasds   
Emphytos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Damysos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Damasen (Gigantes)asdasds   
Aristaios (Gigantes)asdasds   
Alcyoneus aka. Alkyoneus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Aigaion (Gigantes)asdasds   
Alektos aka. Allektos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Agrios aka. Agrius (Gigantes)asdasds   
Meliae (consort of Apollo)asdasds   
Porphyrion (Gigantes)asdasds   
Polybotes (Gigantes)asdasds   
Mimas, aka-Mimos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Enceladus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Antaeus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Gigantes (Giants)asdasds   
Erinyes (Furies)asdasds   
Echidna (half-woman, half-snake)asdasds   
Cyclopes (Giants)asdasds   
Hecatonchires (Centimanes)asdasds   
Typhon (Storms)asdasds   
Ourea (Primordial Deity) 10 gods of mountainsasdasds   
Aphrodite (Twelve Olympians)asdasds   
Uranus (Primordial Deity) god of the heavens (Father of the Titans)asdasds   
Tartarus aka. Tartaros (Abyss)asdasds   
Pontus (Primordial Deity) god of the seaasdasds   
Titans (Primordial Deities)asdasds   

Children

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   
Metis (Titaness) of good counsel, advice, planning, cunning, craftiness, and wisdomasdasds   
Eurynome (Titaness) of water-meadows & pasturelandsasdasds   
Potamoi (Titan)asdasds   
Oceanids Oceanids (Daughters of Oceanus)asdasds   

Children-in-Law

Name Birth Death
Inachus (King of Argos)asdasds   
Melia (Oceanids Nymph)asdasds   

Step-Children

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

Grand-Children

Name Birth Death
Cicon aka-Kikon (son of Apollo) (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Tenerus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Ismenus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Phoroneus (primordial king of Argos)asdasds   
Io (Demi - Mortal)asdasds   
Clymene aka. Klymene (Oceanid Nymph) (Oceanid Nymph)asdasds   

Great-Grand-Children

Name Birth Death
Epaphus aka. Apis (son of Zeus)asdasds   
Atlas (Titan) god of endurance & astronomyasdasds   
Prometheus (Titan) of forethought and crafty counsel, & creator of mankindasdasds   
Epimetheus (Titan) of afterthoughtasdasds   
Menoetius (Chthonic Deity & Titan) of violent anger, rash action, & human mortalityasdasds   

Great-Great-Grand-Children

Name Birth Death
Libya (daughter of Epaphus - King of Egypt)asdasds   
Maia - Pleiades (Titaness)asdasds   

References   [ + ]

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_sea_gods#Primordial_powers

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