Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Kin/Family, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, T names, Virtues/Attributes, Water


Tethys is the name of a Titan in Greek mythology, the personification of fresh water, and the wife of Oceanus, a Titan who was also the personification of the ocean. She gave birth to all the gods and nymphs of rivers and streams, fountains and lakes. It may be derived from Ancient Greek tethe meaning “grandmother” derived from PIE root word *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suckle, nurse). Tethys is also the name of a moon of Saturn and was also the name of a prehistoric ocean during the Mesozoic Era.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



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