(Κητώ; Kētṓ). Daughter of Pontus and Gaia. By her brother Phorcys, she gives birth to the Graeae, the Gorgons ( Gorgo), and Echidna and the serpent who guards the golden apples of the Hesperides (Hes. Theog. 238; 270-336; Apollod. 1,10; 2,37); according to a later version the Hesperides are also her daughters (schol. Apoll. Rhod. 4,1399).
Cite this pageMichel, Raphael (Basle), “Ceto”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 15 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e613450>
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