Admete (Oceanid)

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Companion of Persephone
Member of the Oceanids
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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.


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]


  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


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