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Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Κητω Kêtô Ceto Sea-Monster (ketos)

KETO (or Ceto) was an Indian Okeanid Naiad Nymph loved by the sun-god Helios. She bore him a daughter named Astris, the star-nymphe wife of the Indian river-god Hydaspes.


OKEANOS (Nonnus Dionysiaca 26.350)


ASTRIS (by Helios) (Nonnus Dionysiaca 26.350)

Nonnus, Dionysiaca 26. 350 ff (trans. Rouse) (Greek epic C5th A.D.) :
"Astris daughter of Helios (the Sun), happy in her offspring--men say that her mother was Keto (Ceto), a Naias daughter of Okeanos."


  • Nonnos, Dionysiaca - Greek Epic C5th AD