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Origin

Thetis was a Sea Goddess to the Greeks,[1] a sea nymph/Nereid[2] and the daughter of Sea God Nereus.[3]

Raising Hephaestus

When Hera gave birth to Hephaestus, she was mortified by his grotesque physical appearance, and threw him from the top of Mount Olympus.[2]

He was rescued and adopted by Thetis and her fellow Nereid Eurynome educating and raising him in their grotto on the Ise of Lemno, where Hephaestus took great pleasure in crafting inventions.[2]

Wedding

To please Hera she avoided union with her husband Zeus. Enraged, Zeus swore she would become the wife of Peleus, a mortal and the greatest of Achaean warriors.[1]

Their wedding was celebrated on Mount Pelion by many Gods (including Hera, Athena, Aphrodite, Apollo, Cheiron the Centaur, Hermes, Zeus...) who brought gifts, among them Cheiron's spear, crafted by Athena and Hephaestus.[1]

The wedding was interrupted by the arrival of Eris, Goddess of strife and discord, infuriated to having not been invited. She brought a gift, an apple, for the fairest, and threw it in the assembly, causing Hera, Athena and Aphrodite to claim it. That event would lead to the Trojan War.[1]

She bore at least seven son, the seventh being Achilles, who was foretold by the priest Calchas that without him, Troy would never be taken.[1]

Thetis dipped Achilles into the sacred Styx River to render him invulnerable, but held him by the ankle, which wasn't dipped and remained vulnerable.[1]

As Achilles grew up, Thetis foresaw that he would gain glory in the Trojan War, but never return home alive, she disguised him as a girl and sent him to the court of Lycomedes, King of Scyros.[1]

Powers

As an Olympian Goddess, Thetis presumably has all the traditional gifts of her people.[1]




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