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1. Greek Mythology A Titaness and sea goddess who was both sister and wife of Oceanus.
2. A satellite of Saturn.

[Latin Tēthys, from Greek Tēthus.]
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(ˈtiːθɪs; ˈtɛθ-)
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a Titaness and sea goddess, wife of Oceanus


(ˈtiːθɪs; ˈtɛθ-)
(Celestial Objects) a large satellite of the planet Saturn


(ˈtiːθɪs; ˈtɛθ-)
(Placename) 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 Mediterranean. See also Pangaea
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(ˈti θɪs)

(in Greek myth) a Titan, the wife of Oceanus and mother of the Oceanids.
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Noun1.Tethys - (Greek mythology) a Titaness and sea goddess; wife of Oceanus
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.Tethys - type genus of the family AplysiidaeTethys - type genus of the family Aplysiidae
mollusk genus - a genus of mollusks
Aplysia punctata, sea hare - naked marine gastropod having a soft body with reduced internal shell and two pairs of ear-like tentacles
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References in classic literature ?
334-345) And Tethys bare to Ocean eddying rivers, Nilus, and Alpheus, and deep-swirling Eridanus, Strymon, and Meander, and the fair stream of Ister, and Phasis, and Rhesus, and the silver eddies of Achelous, Nessus, and Rhodius, Haliacmon, and Heptaporus, Granicus, and Aesepus, and holy Simois, and Peneus, and Hermus, and Caicus fair stream, and great Sangarius, Ladon, Parthenius, Euenus, Ardescus, and divine Scamander.
But afterwards she lay with Heaven and bare deep-swirling Oceanus, Coeus and Crius and Hyperion and Iapetus, Theia and Rhea, Themis and Mnemosyne and gold-crowned Phoebe and lovely Tethys. After them was born Cronos the wily, youngest and most terrible of her children, and he hated his lusty sire.
These are the eldest daughters that sprang from Ocean and Tethys; but there are many besides.
Then Juno told him a lying tale and said, "I am going to the world's end, to visit Oceanus, from whom all we gods proceed, and mother Tethys; they received me into their house, took care of me, and brought me up.
I am going to the world's end to visit Oceanus (from whom all we gods proceed) and mother Tethys: they received me in their house, took care of me, and brought me up, having taken me over from Rhaea when Jove imprisoned great Saturn in the depths that are under earth and sea.
Tethys has also announced significant growth in its prospective resources in Kazakhstan.
Hong Kong, Nov 24, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Quamnet.com ("Quamnet"), a division of Quam Limited ("Quam"; HK:952), has conducted an interview with Tethys Petroleum Limited ("Tethys" or the "Company"; TSX:TPL; LSE:TPL), the only independent oil and gas company operating in three of the Central Asian countries, the Republics of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Tethys Petroleum Limited(TSX:TPL)(LSE:TPL), a company focused on oil and gas exploration and production activities in Central Asia with activities currently in the Republics of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Uzbek State oil and gas company, National Holding Company 'Uzbekneftegaz'.
There were certain conditions subsequent to the completion of the purchase, primarily delivery to Tethys of final audited Rosehill accounts for the year ended Dec.
Summary: For Sweden's Tethys Oil, 2009 has been all about Oman, which in the company's own words, is now its "undisputed core area".
The feature beneath Europe and Asia, propose Grand and van der Hilst, is the floor of the Tethys, a sea that separated India and Africa from lands to the north.
Tethys Oil AB (STO:TETY), a Swedish oil company with a focus on onshore areas with known oil discoveries, reported on Wednesday that its share of the production, before government take, from Blocks 3&4 onshore the Sultanate of Oman amounted in July 2019 to 397,376 barrels of oil.