Telesto (mythology)

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In Greek mythology, Telesto or Telestho (/tɪˈlɛst/ Greek: Τελεστώ; English translation: "success") was an Oceanid, one of the 3,000 daughters of Titans Oceanus and Tethys.

Hesiod describes her as "wearing a yellow peplos".[1]

Telesto was the personification of the divine blessing or success.[2]

Telesto, a moon of Saturn, discovered in 1980 by Reitsema, Smith, Larson, and Fountain, is named for her.


  1. ^ Hesiod, Theogony, 358
  2. ^ The Mythology of the Night Sky: An Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Ancient Greek legends by David E. Falkner