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Silver-footed Thetis, or (Ancient Greek: Θέτις) disposer or "placer" (the one who places), was a sea-nymph and the goddess of water. She was the leader of the fifty Nereids, making her a Goddess of water.

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In the Trojan War canon (the Epic Cycle)Edit

Thetis is the mother of Achilles, a warrior of Greece who appears in Homer's Iliad. She and Peleus of Phthia had married; after the gods Zeus and Poseidon were attracted to Thetis but then learned from an oracle that her son would be greater than his father, which is the reason they had Peleus marry her instead. Poseidon then chose Thetis' sister Amphitrite to marry instead and she became Queen of the Seas.
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Thetis appeals to Zeus

A renowned incident at Thetis's and Peleus's wedding was the origin of the Trojan War in the stories by Homer and others.

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Aeacidae Genealogy in Greek mythology
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zeus
 
Aegina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aeacus
 
Endeis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peleus
 
Thetis
 
Telamon
 
Periboea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deidamia
 
Achilles
 
 
 
 
 
Ajax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neoptolemus
 
Liriope
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Molossus




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