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Telesto (mythology)

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In Greek mythology, Telesto or Telestho (/tɪˈlɛst/; Ancient Greek: Τελεστώ means 'success') was an Oceanid, one of the 3,000 water-nymphs daughters of Titans Oceanus and Tethys.[1] She was the personification of the divine blessing or success.[2] Hesiod describes her as "wearing a yellow peplos".[3]


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


  1. ^ Bane, Theresa (2013). Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology. McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers. p. 319. ISBN 9780786471119.
  2. ^ The Mythology of the Night Sky: An Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Ancient Greek legends by David E. Falkner
  3. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 358