The Titan goddess of fresh water, daughter of Uranus and Gaea. She was the wife and sister of Oceanus and was by him the mother of the Oceanides and the countless river gods (potamoi).

Tethys educated a young Hera, who was brought to her by Rhea.



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  • Hesiod. Theogony, 136, 337.
  • Ovid. Fasti v, 81.
  • Plato. Timaeus, 40.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library, i, 1.3.
  • Virgil. Georgics i, 3.