THETISAlso known as THETYS
Nereid and mother of AchillesOLYMPUS affair with all the Gods in attendance — the only one not invited was ERIS who gatecrashed anyway and ended up causing all kinds of Trojan trouble.
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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