Thetis

Thetis is a Greek sea goddess who represents fertility. She is a creator goddess, for all life begins in the sea, and she is usually portrayed as a Nereid (sea nymph): a beautiful, young semidivine goddess fond of dancing and singing. She helped raise the artisan god Hephaestus and once provided sanctuary for Dionysus. Thetis is particularly known as a shape-shifter: when Peleus desired to marry her, she transformed herself into fire, water, a lion, and a serpent in order to escape him. As the personification of calm waters, Theits is responsible for providing a peaceful sea. She is that center of peace and calm that is always available, even in the midst of changing forms. She is a goddess who enjoys life's pleasures.


Thetis is a Greek sea goddess who represents fertility. She is a creatrix, for all life begins in the sea, and usually is portrayed as a Nereid (sea nymph): a beautiful young semi-divine goddess fond of dancing and singing. She helped raise the artisan god Hephaestus and once provided sanctuary for Dionysis. Thetis is particularly known as a shape-shifter; when Peleus desired to marry her, she transformed herself into fire, water, a lion and a serpent in order to escape him.

As the personification of cal maters, Thetis is responsible for providing a peaceful sea. She is that center of peace and calm which is always available, even in the midst of changing forms. She is a goddess who enjoys life's pleasures.


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