Admete (Oceanid)

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Admete
Companion of Persephone
Member of the Oceanids
Personal information
ParentsOceanus and Tethys
SiblingsOther Oceanids and the Potamoi

In Greek mythology, Admete (/ædˈmt/; Ancient Greek: Ἀδμήτη means 'the unbroken, unwedded or untamed'[1]) was one of the 3,000 Oceanids, daughters of the Titans Oceanus and his sister-wife Tethys.[2][3][4] Admete represented unwedded maidens while her sister Zeuxo represented the yoke of marriage.[citation needed] Variations of her name were Admeta or Admeto.[5] The name of Admete/ Admeta was the female form of Admetus.

Mythology[edit]

Along with her other sisters, Admete was one of the companions of Persephone in Sicily when the god Hades abducted the daughter of Demeter.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kerényi, Carl (1951). The Gods of the Greeks. London: Thames and Hudson. p. 41.
  2. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 349
  3. ^ Bell, Robert E. (1991). Women of Classical Mythology: A Biographical Dictionary. ABC-CLIO. p. 4. ISBN 9780874365818.
  4. ^ Bane, Theresa (2013). Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology. McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers. p. 12. ISBN 9780786471119.
  5. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae Preface
  6. ^ Homeric Hymn to Demeter 421

References[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Admete". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.