The daughter of Dionysus and the Phrygian naiad Nicaea. After the death of her mother she became one of Dionysus' followers. A statue of Telete stood next to that of Orpheus in the sanctuary of the Muses in Boeotia.1

The word τελετή (teletē) means consecration, and this mythical person seems merely a personification of the initiation into the mysteries of Dionysus.



  1. Pausanias. Description of Greece ix, 30.3.


  • Nonnus. Dionysiaca xvi, 392 ff.; xlviii, 884 ff.
  • Vollmer, Wilhelm. (1874). Wörterbuch der Mythologie. Stuttgart, p. 426.