Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Tethys: Tethys Sea


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.]


(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


(ˈti θɪs)

(in Greek myth) a Titan, the wife of Oceanus and mother of the Oceanids.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
And as many other rivers are there, babbling as they flow, sons of Ocean, whom queenly Tethys bare, but their names it is hard for a mortal man to tell, but people know those by which they severally dwell.
The forerunner of the Indian Ocean, called the Tethys Ocean, shrank around this time as the early African and Eurasian continents drifted together.
Tethys Petroleum has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PetroChina International Kazakhstan (PetroChina).
Tethys Petroleum said that gas production at its Kazakhstan assets has more than doubled after a new phase of shallow gas output came on stream.
Other foreign firms in this country's producing ventures include Tethys Petroleum, Jupiter Energy plc, and Max Petroleum plc.
ASTANA (CyHAN)- Tethys Petroleum Limited, the oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Central Asia and the Caspian region, has received approval from the Kazakh Ministry of Oil and Gas for the extension its Kyzyloi Production Contract for a further 15 years to June 2029, the company reported on June 19.
Tethys produces 730,066 barrels of oil in May Muscat: Tethys' share of the production, before government take, from Blocks 3 and 4 onshore the Sultanate in April amounted to 208,772 barrels of oil and in May 2014 to 219,020 barrels of oil, corresponding to 6,959 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and 7,065 bopd, respectively.
1 Feb 12, 2013: Tethys Oil Strikes Oil At B4EW4 Well In Block 4, Oman 31 4.
17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tethys Technology's trading platform the TethysEMS won " Trading System of the Year - Buy-Side " at the Futures and Options World International Awards in London.
CNPC) finalized an agreement on Tuesday with France's Total SA (NYSE:TOT), one of the world's six supermajor oil companies, and Tethys Petroleum (TSE:TPL), an independent oil and gas company operating in Central Asia, to develop petroleum assets in the central Asian republic of Tajikistan.