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Tethys

Tethys in Greek mythology, a goddess of the sea, daughter of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaia (Earth), and consort of Oceanus.

In astronomy, Tethys was the name given to a satellite of Saturn, the ninth closest to the planet and probably composed mainly of ice, discovered by Cassini in 1684. In geology, it is the name of an ocean formerly separating the supercontinents of Gondwana and Laurasia, the forerunner of the present-day Mediterranean.

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Tethys (in Greek religion and mythology)

Tethys, in Greek religion and mythology, a Titan, daughter of Gaea and Uranus. She was the wife of the seagod Oceanus and the mother of the Oceanids.

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