|Also Known As:||"Ceto", "Cetea", "Κῆτος", "Kētos"|
|Death:||(Date and location unknown)|
Daughter of Pontus - Titan Sea God and - Gaia
|Occupation:||Goddess of the Dangers of the Sea|
|Managed by:||Noel Clark Bush|
In Greek mythology, Cetus (Greek: Κῆτος, Kētos), also called Ceto or Cetea, was a hideous sea monster, a daughter of Gaia and Pontus. The asteroid (65489) Ceto was named after her, and its satellite (65489) Ceto I Phorcys after her husband. She was the personification of the dangers of the sea, unknown terrors and bizarre creatures. Her name came from the neuter noun kētos, "sea monster", which gives us the term cetacean today. Her husband was Phorcys and they had many children, collectively known as the Phorcydes or Phorcydides. In Greek art, Cetus was drawn as a serpentine fish. Cetus also gave name to the constellation Cetus.