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In Greek mythology, Tethys was a Titaness and sea goddess who was both sister and wife of Oceanus. Together, they had the three-thousand Oceanids.

During the war against the Titans, Tethys raised Rhea, her god-child.

Hera was not please with the placement of Callisto and Arcas in the sky, as the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, so she asked her nurse, Tethys, to help. Tethys, a marine goddess, cursed the constellations to forever circle the sky and never drop below the horizon, hence explaining why they are circumpolar.


  1. With Oceanus
    1. Achelous
    2. Acheron
    3. Alpheus
    4. Amaltheia
    5. Amphitrite
    6. Asia
    7. Asopus
    8. Callirhoe
    9. Catillus
    10. Cebren
    11. Cephissus
    12. Circe
    13. Clitunno (Roman mythology)
    14. Clymene
    15. Crinisus
    16. Dione
    17. Doris
    18. Electra
    19. Enipeus
    20. Eurynome
    21. Inachus
    22. Lysithea
    23. Melia
    24. Meliboea
    25. Merope
    26. Nilus
    27. Peneus
    28. Perse
    29. Philyra
    30. Pleione
    31. Rhode
    32. Scamander
    33. Telesto
    34. Tiberinus (Roman mythology)
    35. Tibertus (Roman mythology)
    36. Tyche
    37. Volturnus (Roman mythology)

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