Hesiod gives as his parents Oceanus and Tethys, which integrate the Oceanides;. . Bright debris spews from Enceladus, feeding the E ring.

She was loved by Zeus, who, in some versions, was Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty and sexuality. This higher albedo is due to Tethys being closer to the moon Enceladus and the E ring.
Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : "Ouranos (Uranus, Sky) . : "We pray to you, child of Dione, Aphrodite." Vellacott) (Greek tragedy C5th B.C.) 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. Mutual events occur when, from the vantage point of Cassini, one moon appears to pass close to or in front of another moon. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. Mutual event observations help scientists refine their understanding of the orbits of Saturn's moons. Amphitrite stands in place of Tethys, Dione is equivalent to Phoibe, and Ikhnaie "the tracing goddess" is Theia.] when this version is applied, Aphrodite is that happens to be the daughter of Talassa Uranus. Other astronomers called the Saturn moons by number in terms of their distance from Saturn. . Saturn's moon Dione passes by the moon Tethys in this Cassini spacecraft depiction of a "mutual event." John Herschel suggested that the moons of Saturn be associated with the Greek mythical brothers and sisters of Kronus.

Euripides, Helen 1098 ff (trans. A Dione is among the Titanides or Titanesses. Unfortunately, Cassini isn't scheduled for any more flybys of Dione and Tethys. Saturn's moon Dione, in the foreground of this Cassini spacecraft image, appears darker than the moon Tethys. Dione (Διώνη), in Greek mythology, was the goddess of the nymphs. 2 ff (trans. See Catching Big Sister to watch a movie of a mutual event. Researchers will have to dig through the 2005 flyby images for hints of ice geysers. 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). 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. Instead, it states only that there are "distinct plasma tori associated with [Dione and Tethys]." 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. Thus, Tethys was Saturn III.

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). Tethys appears brighter because it has a higher albedo than Dione, meaning Tethys reflects more sunlight.