Mythical Facts about Tethys
Fact 1: Tethys took the side of the Titans in the War of the Titans
Fact 2: She raised and educated Hera, the Queen of the Olympian gods, as her step-child
Fact 3: A moon of the planet Saturn is named after the goddess
Fact 4: Her name was derived from the Greek word meaning "the nurse" or "grandmother."
Fact 5: Styx, the Oceanide, was the eldest daughter of Tethys and Oceanus
Fact 6: She was described as being as tall as the mountains, highly attractive and cherished by her parents Uranus and Gaia.
The Imprisonment of Tethys and the Titans
According to the ancient Greek Creation myth Uranus, the father of Tethys and the other Titans, was terrified of the massive size and strength of his gigantic children and to prevent them rebelling against him, Uranus seized them immediately after their birth and hurled them down into a dark abyss called Tartarus, where he kept his Titan children in chains.
The race of giant Titans, imprisoned by their father Uranus
Their mother, Gaia, helped them to escape and, led by Cronus, they overthrew their father and took power as the Titan gods. Cronus was no better than his father which led to the War of the Titans.
The Titanomachy in Greek Mythology
The Battle of the Titans, called the Titanomachy, was a 10 year war and power struggle that was fought between the Titans and the gods and goddesses who would become known as the Olympians. In ancient Greek mythology Mount Othrys was the base of the Titans during the Battle of the Titans and Mount Olympus was the base of the Olympian gods and goddesses led by Zeus. Mnemosyne, Themis, Oceanus, and Hyperion choose to join the Olympians.
The Family of Tethys - The Titans Family Tree and Genealogy
The Titan Gods Family Tree
The family members and genealogy of Tethys can be established via the Titan gods family tree, providing an instant overview of the relationships between the major Titan gods and goddesses and their children. The Titans Family Tree is a 'who's who' of the family connections, genealogy and relationships between the main characters who feature in the mythology of the Titans.