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  Metis (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Metis ("wisdom" or "wise counsel") was a Titaness who was the first great spouse of Zeus, indeed his equal (Hesiod, Theogony 896) and the mother of Athena.
Metis was born of Oceanus and Tethys, of an earlier age than Zeus and his siblings.
Metis, a minor moon of the planet Jupiter, was named for her in 1979.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Metis_(mythology)   (273 words)

 Greek mythology A-M - All About Turkey
In Greek mythology, Achilles was the son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidons in Thessaly, and of the sea nymph Thetis, who rendered him invulnerable, except for the heel by which she held him, by dipping him in the river Styx.
In Greek mythology Astraea was the daughter of Zeus and Themis, the goddess of justice.
In Greek mythology Ion was the son of Apollo and the Arthenian princess Creusa, whom Apollo raped on the Acropolis.
www.allaboutturkey.com /sozlukmit1.htm   (7737 words)

 Tour of the Solar System: Other Jovian Moons
Metis is one of two moons that orbit inside Jupiter's main ring.
In Greek mythology, Elara and Zeus (Jupiter) were the parents of the giant, Titys.
In Greek mythology, Pasiphae was the wife of Minos and mother, by a white bull, of the Minotaur.
www.seasky.org /solarsystem/sky3f6.html   (1214 words)

 Critters! Planets Section - Jupiter
In Greek mythology, Io was a princess whom Zeus transformed into a white heifer to hide her from his ever jealous wife.
In Greek mythology Callisto was a nymph, beloved of Zeus.
In Greek mythology Ananke was the personification of unalterable necessity, or fate.
critters.50megs.com /planet/jupiter.htm   (1060 words)

 Metis (moon)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Image of Metis was taken by Galileo 's solid state imaging system between November 1996 and June 1997.
In 1983 it was officially named after the Metis a Titaness who was the first wife of Zeus and the mother of Athena.
Metis lies within Jupiter's main planetary ring and may be the source of material that comprises it.
www.freeglossary.com /Metis_(moon)   (270 words)

 Mythography | The Greek Lovers Metis and Zeus in Myth and Art
Metis was the divine personification of thought or counsel in Greek mythology.
In addition, Metis also represented wisdom, and her reputation for being wise was recognized and respected by mortals and immortals alike in literature, myth, and poetry.
According to Hesiod, Metis is therefore the daughter of the Titans Okeanos (Oceanus) and Tethys.
www.loggia.com /myth/metis.html   (457 words)

 Metis - Mythology
Metis was the daughter of the Titan Okeanos (ocean).
His head split open and Metis' daughter Athena was born, fully grown, from Zeus' brow.
Metis never had the second child, and no more is mentioned about her in the mythology books.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art4929.asp   (195 words)

 Metis Notes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Metis (the first-order prover) is pronounced "MET iss".
Metis was a Titaness who was the first wife of Zeus and the mother of Athena.
Metis is the innermost moon of Jupiter, lying within the planetary ring.
www.cl.cam.ac.uk /~jeh1004/software/metis/notes.html   (272 words)

 Athena - TheoWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This prompted Zeus to swallow Metis in a replay of the tactics his father Kronos had done with the Olympians.
By recorded history Athena was one of the three virgin goddesses of Greek mythology, with Hestia and Artemis.
This may have been a late Greek development due to the reverence the ancient Greeks held for her, or it may have been in recognition that intellect and wisdom are incongruent with sexuality.
www.theowiki.com /index.php/Athena   (1519 words)

 Atlantis Rising: the TITANS & early Greek Mythology
To the Greeks, mythology was literally a part of their history; few ever doubted that there was truth behind the account of the Trojan War in the Iliad and Odyssey.
Mythology tells us that when the Titans were defeated by Saturn they retreated into the interior of Spain; Jupiter followed them up, and beat them for the last time near Tartessus, and thus terminated a ten-years' war.
The entire Greek mythology is the recollection, by a degenerate race, of a vast, mighty, and highly civilized empire, which in a remote past covered large parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America.
forums.atlantisrising.com /cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=000942;p=0   (10396 words)

 Ingenuity in the Odyssey
Metis is employed not for the mere joy of the trick, but to gain some practical advantage.
Her weaving is a metis both senses: as a technical skill and as a cunning deception.
In short, their lack of metis in almost all of its forms is the equivalent of a lack of civilization, as the Greeks understood it.
depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu /classics/course/ingenuity.html   (6124 words)

 Senshi of Protection-Jupiter Senshi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mythology: Thanatos was Death according to the Greeks.
Mythology: Nereus was the Greek 'Old Man of the Sea' and thought to be the father of the Nereids, or sea nymphs.
Mythology: Oceanus was one of the 12 Titans and was associated with the sea.
www.angelfire.com /anime3/sailorsun/jupsenshi.html   (1285 words)

 Pagan News - Pagan News & Information
In the Olympian pantheon, Athena was remade as the favorite daughter of Zeus, born from his head, the culmination of his Olympian ascendancy over the matriarchal Great Goddess of the earlier culture.
In order to forestall these dire consequences, Zeus transformed Metis into a fly and swallowed her immediately after lying with her.
Metis immediately began making a helmet and robe for her fetal daughter.
www.pagannews.com /cgi-bin/gods3.pl?Athena/Minerva   (1761 words)

 Zeus, Greek Mythology Link.
When Zeus was grown up, he asked Metis 1 to help him against his father, and she gave Cronos a drug that forced him to disgorge first the stone and then the children whom he had swallowed.
Metis 1 turned into many shapes to avoid Zeus' embraces, but she nevertheless became his first wife.
Gaia had prophesied that after giving birth to the maiden who was in her womb, Metis 1 would bear a son who would be the lord of heaven.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Zeus.html   (3722 words)

 Greek Mythology
Metis was seduced by Zeus and became pregnant with Athena.
It was said that Metis was the source of Zeus' wisdom, and that she advised him from inside his stomach.
In Greek Mythology Zeus was the son of the titan Cronus.
olympianmythology.blogspot.com   (3590 words)

According to legend, Metis, the goddess of prudence, was the first love of Zeus.
At first she tried in vain to escape his advances, but in the end succumbed to his endeavor, and from their union Athena was conceived.
On hearing this Zeus swallowed Metis, the reason for this was to continue to carry the child through to the birth himself.
www.pantheon.org /articles/z/zeus.html   (1346 words)

 MSN Encarta - Greek Mythology
Introduction; Principal Figures in Greek Mythology; The Nature of Greek Gods and Heroes; The Functions of Greek Mythology; Origins and Development of Greek Mythology; The Legacy of Greek Mythology
Zeus and Metis, daughter of the Titan Oceanus, were the parents of Athena.
But Gaea had warned Zeus that, after giving birth to the girl with whom she was pregnant, Metis would bear a son destined to rule heaven.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761570116_2/Greek_Mythology.html   (1179 words)

Metis was the Titaness of the forth day and the planet Mercury.
It is said that she is the source for Zeus wisdom and that she still advises Zeus from his belly.
It may seem odd for Metis to have been pregnant with Athena but, never mentioned as her mother.
www.greekmythology.com /Titans/Titans/Metis/metis.html   (111 words)

 Latin 1 - Mythology - Olympians - Athena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When Metis was pregnant, Zeus was warned by Gaea and Uranus that if Metis were to bear a second child, it would be a son destined to rule heaven.
Athena, Metis, Goddess of the City, aegis, agriculture, handicrafts, Pallas, Athens, olive, owl.
Another was made of bronze, colossal in size, and stood on the Acropolis, towering above the Parthenon temple; the crest of her helmet and the point of her spear were visible from the sea as far away as Cape Sounion, the southernmost point of Attica.
www.dl.ket.org /latin1/mythology/1deities/gods/olympians/athena.htm   (784 words)

 Porus (Greek mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was sometimes considered the son of Metis and father of Eros.
 This article relating to Greek mythology is a stub.
This page was last modified 00:28, 7 January 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Porus_(Greek_mythology)   (74 words)

 Athena, Greek Mythology Link.
Some say that it was Metis 1 who, in order to help Zeus against his father Cronos, gave to the latter a drug that forced him to disgorge his own children, whom he had swallowed; but others say that it was Gaia who administered this drug.
However, there was a prophecy, uttered by Uranus and Gaia, which said that Metis 1, who was wisest among the gods (for she was possessed by wisdom or was wisdom itself), would give birth to a son who should become the lord of heaven.
This is the reason why Zeus, fearing that he would lose the power that he only recently had acquired as ruler of the universe, swallowed her while she was pregnant.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Athena.html   (1712 words)

 Search Results for "Metis"
Metis, in astronomy, one of the 16 known moons, or natural satellites, of Jupiter....
In 1869-70 he led the rebels of the Red River settlements, mainly metis...
According to myth, after Zeus seduced Metis he learned that any son she bore would overthrow...
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/65search?query=Metis   (273 words)

 Greek Mythology Story Athena Birth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Zeus came to lust after Metis, and chased her in his direct way.
Metis tried to escape, going so far as to change her form many times.
An Oracle of Gaea then prophesied that Metis first child would be a girl but, her second child would be a boy that would overthrow Zeus as had happened to his father and grandfather.
www.desy.de /gna/interpedia/greek_myth/athenaBirth.html   (202 words)

From his first wife, the Oceanid Metis, Zeus was the father of Athena.
Metis was already pregnant at that time, so when it was time for Metis to deliver a child, Athena sprang out of his split open head, fully armed.
Athena was daughter of Zeus and his first wife Metis (wisdom), who was the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/olympians.html   (13437 words)

 MGGS - MGGS Ancient Greece - Goddess Athena
Zeus was once married to Metis (Greek for thought), a daughter of Ocean who was renowned for her wisdom.
When Metis became pregnant, Zeus was warned by Earth that a son born to Metis would overthrow him, just as he had usurped his own father's throne.
There are indeed many other stories in Greek mythology in which a human is punished by the gods for his or her arrogance, including several that involve Athena herself.
www.gnosticrob.com /greece/athena.html   (783 words)

 Metamorphoses Project:
Metis, the wisest of all gods and mortals, became pregnant with a daughter.
The goddesses Earth and Heaven told Zeus that Metis would give birth to a girl equal to her father in strength and as wise in understanding and a boy who would eventually take his father's throne.
Upon hearing this, Zeus tricked Metis and put her into his belly so the son could not be born.
www.cornellcollege.edu /classical_studies/myth/athena   (1334 words)

 Stephenson:Neal:The System of the World:Peter Hoxton - Metaweb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He emerged from the primordial chaos who often depicted as an elderly, gray-haired man (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_Time) with a long beard), in Greek mythology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_mythology) (Saturn in Roman mythology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_mythology)), was the leader and (in some myths) the youngest of the first generation of Titans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titan_(mythology)).
In Roman mythology, Saturn's wife was sometimes said to be Ops (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ops) and not Mater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna), Rhea's equivalent.
In Roman mythology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_mythology), the Saturnalia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturnalia) was in honor of Saturn.
www.metaweb.com /wiki/wiki.phtml?title=Stephenson:Neal:The_System_of_the_World:Peter_Hoxton&printable=yes   (918 words)

 Sailormoon Resource: Mythology
Metis was Zeus/Jupiter's first love before he was married.
Soon Metis was pregnant, but it was prophesized that any son bore by Metis would be more powerful than Zeus/Jupiter.
So before the child was born, Zeus/Jupiter turned Metis into a fly and swallowed her.
www.angelfire.com /anime4/sailormoonresource/mythology/jupiter.html   (697 words)

 GREEK vs. NORSE MYTHOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I see mythology as an attempt by a people to explain the powerful forces which affect and shape it, that are beyond its control, such as weather, the elements, and nature.
Both were sons of the supreme god in their respective mythologies and both had twins (Balder and Hod, Apollo and Artemis.) While Apollo was known as the sun god, Balder was usually thought to have light shining from him.
If a mythology is taken as a reflection of the society that worships it, that leads to the conclusion that the Norse women had less stature than Greek women.
webhome.idirect.com /~donlong   (9260 words)

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