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  Thetis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thetis should not be confused with Themis, the embodiment of the laws of nature.
In Greek mythology, silver-footed Thetis (Greek Θέτις) is a sea nymph, one of the fifty Nereids, daughters of "the ancient one of the seas," Nereus, and Doris (Hesiod, Theogony), a grand-daughter of Tethys.
Thetis is the mother of Achilles by Peleus, king of the Myrmidons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Thetis   (813 words)

Thetis, like all the 50 Nereids, was a daughter of the old sea god Nereus and the sea goddess Doris.
Thetis, insulted by her husband's lack of faith in her, abandoned both Peleus and her son and returned to the sea.
Thetis, however, knew that her son was fated to die if he fought in the Trojan War.
www.wsu.edu /~hughesc/thetis.htm   (789 words)

The idea behind the Thetis initiative was first conceived in 1989, in one of several degree theses supervised by the Faculty of Architecture of Venice University, examining a number of hypotheses for the re-use of the Arsenal.
The initiative thus gave rise to the Thetis Consortium, which was formed in 1991 by a group of industrial companies and research institutes, which went into business by developing technologies and supplying projects to the marine and coastal sector, while at the same time undertaking the development of the technology centre building project.
Thetis thus constitutes the central part of a wider re-qualification project, which is important for the future of the city.
www.thetis.it /UK/arsenale/arsenale.htm   (1782 words)

Achilles was the son of the mortal Peleus and the Nereid Thetis.
In the earlier version, Thetis anointed the infant with ambrosia and then placed him upon a fire to burn away his mortal portions; she was interrupted by Peleus, whereupon she abandoned both father and son in a rage.
Thetis knew that, if her son went to Troy, he would die an early death, so she sent him to the court of Lycomedes, in Scyros; there he was hidden, disguised as a young girl.
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/achilles.html   (665 words)

 eSky: Thetis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thetis was a Nereid, one of the daughters of Nereus, the Old Man of the Sea.
Thetis orbits in the central regions of the main Asteroid Belt, in an orbit that lies close to the Ecliptic.
Thetis' mean diameter is some 93 kilometres (58 miles), making it very roughly the size of the island of Rhodes.
www.glyphweb.com /esky/asteroids/thetis.html   (147 words)

 HMS Thetis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The second Thetis was a 44-gun fifth-rate launched in 1747 and sold in 1767.
The sixth Thetis was an 8-gun schooner purchased in 1796.
The ninth Thetis was a 36-gun fifth-rate launched in 1846 and transferred to Prussia in 1855.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/HMS_Thetis   (297 words)

 USS Thetis Bay (LPH 6)
THETIS BAY was laid down under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1127) on 22 December 1943 at Vancouver, Wash., by the Kaiser Shipbuilding Co., launched on 16 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs.
THETIS BAY arrived at Alameda on 7 September 1945 and was assigned to "Margic Carpet" duty, returning veterans from overseas bases to the United States.
THETIS BAY deployed to the western Pacific in the spring of 1961.
navysite.de /lph/lph6.htm   (1087 words)

 Achilles, Greek Mythology Link.
That is why, when Thetis, being afraid of what was being planned by fate and by Zeus (who had issued his decree of war), came to Chiron to see her sweet darling son Achilles, the Centaur begged her to take him away.
So Thetis, seeing that it was fated that Achilles should perish in the war, and still looking for a way out, disguised him as a female and entrusted him to king Lycomedes 1 of Scyros, the same man who is believed to have treacherously murdered his guest, the exiled King Theseus of Athens.
Thetis also warned Achilles not to be the first to land on Trojan land, for it had been prophesied that the first to land would be the first to die.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Achilles.html   (4483 words)

After making the run and observing the explosions, Thetis turned to starboard to observe the results of her attack, and observed a "water slug" (a disturbance in the water) a short distance to the right of her own wake.
Thetis then maneuvered into the flotsam and jetsam and retrieved two pairs of leather submariner's pants of the type usually worn by U-boaters in the northern latitudes.
Thetis remained with the Navy's East Coast Sound School for the remainder of the war, conducting coastwise convoy escort, sonar training, and antisubmarine patrols for the duration of hostilities.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/t4/thetis-iii.htm   (784 words)

The goddess Themis then revealed that Thetis was fated to bear a son who was mightier than his father; fearing for his dominion, Zeus gave Thetis as bride to a mortal, Peleus, and all the gods attended the wedding.
Thetis bore one son, Achilles, whom she tried unsuccessfully to make immortal.
In one version of the story, she anointed the infant's body with ambrosia and then placed it upon a fire in order to burn away the mortal parts; when she was interrupted by the child's horrified father, she deserted their household in a rage.
www.pantheon.org /articles/t/thetis.html   (157 words)

 His Majesties Submarine - Thunderbolt
The most nagging reminder of Thetis came from the dirty, rusty brown high water mark which persisted in showing through in certain compartments, no matter how many coats of paint were administered.
All on board had forgotten the Thetis and it was in a spirit of high confidence that they set out on their sixth Mediterranean patrol.
For the second time in her life the old Thetis had thrust her stern into the air before plunging 3000 feet to the bottom of the Mediterranean.
www.angelfire.com /co3/submarinethetis/thunderbolt.htm   (692 words)

 Area information Thetis Island Southern Gulf Islands British Columbia Canada
Thetis Island was named after H.M.S. Thetis (in turn named after Thetis the Neriad, a sea nymph daughter of Zeus), a British 36 gun frigate that was on the Pacific station from 1851 to 1853 and surveyed the area.
Thetis is nestled within the Gulf islands, with Vancouver Island to the west, Saltspring Island to the south, Gabriola to the north and Valdes and Galiano to the east.
Planning and land use regulation on Thetis Island is the responsibility of the Islands Trust, a body established by the provincial government to "preserve and protect" the unique environment of the Gulf Islands for their residents and for the people of B.C..
mv.traxdev.com /thetis   (2714 words)

 Thetis * The Immortals * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Thetis was given to Peleus (a mortal) for his undying devotion to the gods on Mount Olympos (Olympus).
The disgrace to his friend’s body and the theft of his armor brought Akhilleus into the battle, but not before Thetis could persuade Hephaistos to forge new armor for her, soon to be immortalized, son.
After Akhilleus had had his revenge, Thetis led a procession of her sisters up from the depths to morn openly and to cast a divine mist over the body of Patroklos.
www.messagenet.com /myths/bios/thetis.html   (1861 words)

Was romantically involved with Zeus, but then Zeus was told that Thetis’ son would become more powerful than his father, so Zeus married her off to Peleus, by whom she had Achilles.
Thetis’ attempted to make Her son Achilles immortal by dipping him in the river Styx.
Thetis’ told Achilles he hadthe choice between a long and uneventful life or a short and glorious life.
www.teenwitch.com /DEITY/GREEK/THETIS.HTM   (395 words)

 Thetis Island, British Columbia, Canada
In Greek mythology, Thetis was a Neriad, a sea nymph, and daughter of Zeus.
Thetis Island is in the rain shadow of Vancouver Island, having an annual rainfall of about 850 mm, with delightful rural scenes, beautiful shoreline, crystal clear waters, and wonderful views.
Thetis Island is served by a direct seaplane service from Vancouver and Victoria, and BC Ferries operates a scheduled vehicle and passenger ferry service from Chemainus to Thetis and Kuper Island, with a minimum of 10 daily round trip circular sailings.
www.vancouverisland.com /Regions/towns/index.asp?townID=100   (914 words)

 Ovid and H.D.'s "Thetis" (_Hymen_ Version)
"Thetis" clearly echoes this exquisite configuration: the white cresent-shaped [sic] beach of the "island disc," the myrtle-wood, the descent into water astride the dolphin which undulates beneath its jewelled harness.
"Thetis" seems somewhat anomalous among the other poems in the volume, like "Simaetha" and "Circe" (the two poems which directly precede and follow it) in that it describes a (divine) woman's sexual self-sufficiency, her radical "virginity" or erotic self-possession.
H.D.'s Thetis is an image of erotic/bodily wholeness, yet also of metamorphic evasion and of the fatal mystery within a qualified surrender to mortal violence.
www.imagists.org /hd/hdeg111.html   (971 words)

Thetis, in Greek mythology, a nereid, mother of Achilles.
She was loved by both Zeus and Poseidon, but because of a prophecy that her son would be greater than his father, the gods gave her in marriage to a mortal, Peleus.
Peleus - Peleus, in Greek mythology, son of Aeacus and the father of Achilles by Thetis.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/ent/A0848463.html   (188 words)

 Thetis submarine
These visitors came to Thetis to see, learn, watch, observe, test, adjust and to enjoy a new build submarine...for Thetis was on trials and on her way to her maiden dive at sea.
Thetis could have been rescued, but for, and if had, or due to......all small errors which on their own would be a hindrance, came together in a fatal cocktail.
Thetis now perpetually sleeps, 3,000 feet down, with the bodies of one crew and the spirit of a former crew, each united with one another in the only home that a submariner can know, his boat.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/Quarters/6680/subs.htm   (3742 words)

 Greek Mythology: THETIS 2 Nereid Sea Goddess w/ Pictures
THETIS was the leader of the fifty Nereid goddesses of the sea.
Others say that Thetis was unwilling to have sex with Zeus because she had been reared by Hera, and that Zeus in fury wanted to marry her off to a mortal.
Thetis and Medeia engaged in a beauty contest when they were living with their husbands Peleus and Jason in Thessalian Iolkos.
www.theoi.com /Pontios/NereisThetis2.html   (4302 words)

Thetis conducts studies and provides technical support to administrations for planning activities throughout the country.
Thetis provides support services for works management tasks (job site assistance, surveys and topographical data measurement, materials quality control, accounting) for all the interventions to protect Venice and its lagoon through the company's organisation of 40 technicians.
Thetis also provides technical, management, administrative and procedural support to agencies and foundations for the management of real estate assets.
www.thetis.it /UK/settori-attivita/civile.htm   (566 words)

 Thetis - LitWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Silver-footed Thetis, a sea nymph, is regarded as being among the fairest of the goddesses (Herzberg 186).
It is said that Thetis sought to make her son immortal by baptizing him in the River Styx (Herzberg 190).
Knowing that Achilles must soon die, Thetis approached Hephaestus, flsmith for the gods, and gained a fantastic shield and accessories for her son to use in the last days of his heroic career (172-176).
litmuse.maconstate.edu /litwiki/index.php/Thetis   (390 words)

 THETIS - LoveToKnow Article on THETIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The chief of the fifty Nereids, she dwelt in the depths of the sea with her father and sisters.
When Dionysus leaped into the sea to escape from the pursuit of Lycurgus, king of the Thracian Edones, and Hephaestus was flung out of heaven by Zeus, both were kindly received by Thetis.
Thetis is used by Latin poets simply for the sea.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /T/TH/THETIS.htm   (126 words)

Thetis supplies and manages turn-key environmental monitoring systems and networks, carries out measurement and sampling campaigns throughout the country and the coastal band, performs laboratory analyses (water, soil/sediment, biota) and manages, processes and interprets environmental data.
Thetis multi-disciplinary, highly qualified and motivated in-house team tackles the various environmental themes with a high level of integration.
The technical skills of Thetis and its project management culture have matured over the years through significant experience in implementing complex projects involving the co-ordination of work groups and drawing on the collaboration of specialised international organisations.
www.thetis.it /UK/settori-attivita/ambientale.htm   (569 words)

 Naval Technology - Thetis Class - Frigates
Four Thetis class frigates for the Royal Danish Navy have been built by the Svendborg Shipyard with headquarters on the island of Funen in Svendborg, Denmark.
The Thetis (F357) and Triton (F358) were commissioned in 1991, and Vaedderen (F359) and Hvidbjornen (F360) in 1992.
The Thetis class are multi-role frigates for fishery protection, surveillance, air-sea rescue, anti-pollution and ice reconnaissance.
www.naval-technology.com /projects/thetis   (765 words)

 Travels with S/Y Thetis 98: Samos-Astypalea-Samos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thetis was drifting uncomfortably close to one of the fishing boats which were docked sideways to the little pier.
Thetis was banging on the steep seas, the spray was covering her while I, behind the spray hood, could barely keep an eye for traffic.
So while Thetis was drifting in the outer harbor I prepared for docking, fenders on both sides, docking lines, and I installed the second windlass control in the cockpit.
home.att.net /~vasilis/Thetis98/Astyp/Astyp.html   (6017 words)

Thetis headed out to Liverpool Bay she was headed by the Liverpool Screw Towing and Lighterage Company's tug Grebecock to act as escort during the trials.
What happened on Thetis was a series of circumstances that would give one to believe that she was doomed from the start.
All power to the engines were cut as Thetis settled on the bottom 160 feet below the surface and unknown to anyone 1 mile away from her escort on the surface, who by now was convinced something had gone wrong with the dive.
indigo.ie /~mattcom/thetis.htm   (2033 words)

 Ahoy - Mac's Web Log-The Tragedy of the British Submarine with two illfated names, Thetis and ...
Thetis was now on her own for a long and lonely night.
She was stripped completely, waiting for an Admiralty decision to scrap or refit her, but as Submarines were at a premium to prosecute the war, it was decided to refit, and rename this ill fated submarine.
For the second time, this submarine's stern was thrust into the air, and then she plunged down, down, to a depth of 3,000 feet to the bottom of the Mediterranean.
www.ahoy.tk-jk.net /macslog/ThetisandThunderbolt.html   (1251 words)

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