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Cetus

Greek: Κῆτος
Nicknames: "Ceto", "Cetea", "Κῆτος", "Kētos"
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Daughter of Pontus - Titan Sea God and - Gaia
Wife of Phorcys Pharcos -
Mother of Echidna; Graeae; Persis Graeae (Γραίες); Siren; Ladon and 8 others
Sister of Phorcys Pharcos -; Thaumas - Θαῦμας Sea Titan; Nereus Deus Marinho Sea Titan and Eurybia Pontoson
Half sister of Cecrops - Κέκροπος; Mimas Gigant; Alpos - Άλπος Gigant; Antaios - Ἀνταίος; Creusa and 46 others

Occupation: Goddess of the Dangers of the Sea
Managed by: Noel Clark Bush
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About Cetus

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.

[source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceto]