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Metis
Name
Μῆτις
Titaness of:
prudence, good council, planning, advice, craftiness and wisdom
Consorts
Siblings
Parents
Symbols
A jar
Roman name
Metis
Title
Titanis
Weapons
None
Nicknames
None
The-goddess-Metis

Metis was the one of the Okeanides, she was the Titan of prudence, good council, planning, advice, craftiness and wisdom. She is the mother of Athena and first wife of Zeus before being eaten due to prophecy that a son bore from Zeus and herself would overthrow the former.

Parents

Oceanos & Tethys

Spouse & Lovers

Zeus (Ex-Husband)

Children

Athena

Myth

Early History

Metis was born to Okeanos and Tethys. She was the first wife of Zeus, as he needed her good advice. She helped him during the Titanomachy, coming up with various plans for him.

After the War

Zeus had heard from The Oracle of Delphi that Metis would bear a son whom would overtake him once he grows. Zeus could not let this happen. He told her to play a game of changing shapes, and she, forgetting her prudence, accepted. She changed into many animals, but as soon as she turned into a fly, Zeus opened his mouth and ate her.

A child

Months later, Zeus was getting head splitting headaches. The Olympians tried to find out what was happening, but there was no use. Suddenly, his head split open and out came Athena fully armored.

Children (Immortal)

  • Athena (with Zeus)

Ancient Text

From Oceanus and Tethys [were born] the Oceanides--namely yaea, Melite, Ianthe, Admete, Stilbo, Pasiphae, Polyxo, Eurynome, Euagoreis, Rhodope, lyris, Clytia, Teschinoeno, Clitenneste, Metis, Menippe, Argia.".

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