- Classical Mythology. a Titan, a daughter of Uranus and Gaea, the wife of Oceanus and mother of the Oceanids and river gods.
- Astronomy. one of the moons of Saturn.
- Geology. the Mesozoic ocean or seaway of which the Mediterranean Sea is a greatly shrunken remnant.
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Examples from the Web for tethys
There were no consequences of the Tethys' visit except that card.The Forgotten Planet
They were the shadows of Mimas, Enceladus, and Tethys, the three inner satellites.A Honeymoon in Space
These are the eldest daughters that sprang from Ocean and Tethys; but there are many besides.Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica
Homer and Hesiod
Ocenus and Tethys are ranked in the highest classes of sea-deities, and as governors in chief over the whole world of waters.Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology
Charles K. Dillaway
Thetis, one of the sea deities, was daughter of Nereus and Doris and is often confounded with Tethys, her grandmother.Heathen Mythology
- Greek myth a Titaness and sea goddess, wife of Oceanus
- a large satellite of the planet Saturn
- the sea that lay between Laurasia and Gondwanaland, the two supercontinents formed by the first split of the larger supercontinent Pangaea. The Tethys Sea can be regarded as the predecessor of today's smaller MediterraneanSee also Pangaea
Word Origin and History for tethys
geologists' name for the sea that anciently lay between Eurasia and Africa-Arabia, 1893, from the name of a Greek sea goddess, sister and consort of Oceanus.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper