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Thalassa, personification of the Mediterranean sea. Roman mosaic from Daphne, 1st century AD

In Greek mythology, Thalassa ("sea") was a primordial sea goddess, daughter of Aether and Hemera. With Pontus, she was the mother of the nine Telchines and Halia. Sometimes, she was thought of as the mother of Aphrodite with Uranus. She was the personification of the Mediterranean Sea. Composite satellite image of the Mediterranean Sea. ... Sea as seen from jetty in Frankston, Australia Look up Sea in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mosaic is the art of decoration with small pieces of colored glass, stone or other material. ... Daphne - From the painting by Deverial. ... The 1st century was that century which lasted from 1 to 100 according the Gregorian calendar. ... The Oricoli bust of Zeus, King of the Gods, in the collection of the Vatican Museum. ... Sea as seen from jetty in Frankston, Australia Look up Sea in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Statue of Ceres, the Roman goddess of the agriculture A goddess is a female deity, in contrast with a male deity known as a god. Many cultures have goddesses, sometimes alone, but more often as part of a larger pantheon that includes both the conventional genders and in some cases... Aether (upper air), in Greek mythology, was the personification of the upper sky, space and heaven. ... Hemera In Greek mythology, Hemera was the ancient Protogenos of the day. ... In Greek mythology, Pontus (or Pontos, sea) was an ancient, pre-Olympian sea-god, son of Gaia and Aether, the Earth and the Air. ... In Greek mythology, the Telchines were the original inhabitants of the island of Rhodes, and were known in Crete and Cyprus. ... In Greek mythology, Halia was a nymph from Rhodes. ... The Birth of Venus, (detail) by Sandro Botticelli, 1485 Aphrodite (Greek: Ἀφροδίτη, pronounced in English as and in Ancient Greek as ) was the Greek goddess of love, lust, beauty, and sexuality. ... Uranus is the Latinized form of Ouranos, Greek name of the sky. ...


Alternative names are Thalatta, Thalath.


 
 

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