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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Wisdom
Area of expertise: Wisdom

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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