Other astronomers called the Saturn moons by number in terms of their distance from Saturn. : "We pray to you, child of Dione, Aphrodite."

. when this version is applied, Aphrodite is that happens to be the daughter of Talassa Uranus. John Herschel suggested that the moons of Saturn be associated with the Greek mythical brothers and sisters of Kronus. Dione (Διώνη), in Greek mythology, was the goddess of the nymphs.

Cassini referred to Tethys as one of the four Sidera Lodoicea (Stars of Louis) after King Louis XIV (the other three were Iapetus, Dione and Rhea).

She was loved by Zeus, who, in some versions, was Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty and sexuality. Bright debris spews from Enceladus, feeding the E ring. Mutual event observations help scientists refine their understanding of the orbits of Saturn's moons. Tethys appears brighter because it has a higher albedo than Dione, meaning Tethys reflects more sunlight.

Thus, Tethys was Saturn III. . Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : "Ouranos (Uranus, Sky) . Researchers will have to dig through the 2005 flyby images for hints of ice geysers. The outward-flowing plasma originates from near the orbits of Dione and Tethys, supporting the idea that there are distinct rings of plasma associated with these two large icy satellites. Vellacott) (Greek tragedy C5th B.C.) A Dione is among the Titanides or Titanesses. Saturn's moon Dione, in the foreground of this Cassini spacecraft image, appears darker than the moon Tethys. Dione is not mentioned in Hesiod 's treatment of the Titans, although the name does appear in the Theogony among his list of Oceanids, the daughters of Oceanus and Tethys, and according to Hesiod, Aphrodite was born from the foam created by the severed genitals of Uranus, when they were thrown into the sea by Cronus, after he castrated Uranus. Mutual events occur when, from the vantage point of Cassini, one moon appears to pass close to or in front of another moon. In this case, the paper does not actually mention the possibility of geologic activity of any kind on Tethys and Dione (much less does it mention volcanism). See Catching Big Sister to watch a movie of a mutual event. Amphitrite stands in place of Tethys, Dione is equivalent to Phoibe, and Ikhnaie "the tracing goddess" is Theia.] 2 ff (trans.

Instead, it states only that there are "distinct plasma tori associated with [Dione and Tethys]." Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. Saturn's moon Dione passes by the moon Tethys in this Cassini spacecraft depiction of a "mutual event." This higher albedo is due to Tethys being closer to the moon Enceladus and the E ring. She is called a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, hence an Oceanid, a water-nymph.She is otherwise called a daughter of Gaia; according to worshippers of Orpheus her father is the sky-god Uranus, while others identify her father as Aether.She and Zeus are called the parents of Aphrodite by some ancient sources. Hesiod gives as his parents Oceanus and Tethys, which integrate the Oceanides;.

Euripides, Helen 1098 ff (trans. Unfortunately, Cassini isn't scheduled for any more flybys of Dione and Tethys.