THETISAlso known as THETYS
Nereid and mother of Achilles
Marriage to mere mortals always leads to mortification. She gave birth to a bouncing mortal baby called ACHILLES. Unhappy that her half-human son was not a true deity, she did her best to make him immortal. Smothering him in holy ambrosia over a fire just looked silly, so she grabbed him by the heel and dipped him in the River STYX. That seemed to do the trick. ACHILLES was now immortal — except for his heel...
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : THETYS
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