Friday 27 September 2013


Metis was first love and wife of Zeus. She was daughter of  Oceanus and Tethys (Oceanides) and the Titan goddess of good counsel, advise, planning, cunning, craftiness, and wisdom. She was adviser of Zeus during the Titan war and devised the plan which forced Cronus to regurgitate his children. 

                                       Metis prophesied to Zeus that she would give birth first to a girl and afterwards to a boy, to whom the rule of the world was destined by fate. Zeus in fear of a prophecy that she would bear a son more powerful than himself swallowed the pregnant Metis whole. Their daughter, Athena, was later born fully grown from the Zeus head. 

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