GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

METIS

Greek Wisdom Goddess

Goddess of Wisdom and the first Mrs Zeus

She was a bride of titanic importance, being the daughter of TITANS OCEANUS and TETHYS. Before any naughtiness she warned ZEUS that any resulting children would be much smarter than him.

Now any sensible God would have abstained from sex, but randy ZEUS was so turned on by her shape-shifting abilities that he couldn’t resist. So when she became pregnant he remembered the prophecy and decided to take precautions. Better late than never.

So he swallowed METIS whole — but himself gave birth to ATHENA, Goddess of Wisdom, making him sadder but wiser.

One or two sources claim that METIS is also the mother of PORUS.

METIS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : METIS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Wisdom
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 16193

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Article last updated on 29 April 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "METIS: Goddess of Wisdom from Greek mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 29 Apr. 2013. Web. 22 July 2014.

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