Roman Mosaic: The goddess Thetis

As you might know, the Greek hero Achilles had a divine mother: Thetis, the sea goddess. The mosaic below shows Thetis (with her name spelled out in Greek), along with fishes and other sea creatures. This is a mosaic from a Roman bath house in Armenia, dating to around the year 300 C.E. You can read more about the floor mosaic at this website: Armenian Heritage - Garni. Roman Baths.

At Wikipedia, you can read more about Thetis and about Achilles, and their story is told in the Iliad unit here at the UnTextbook.






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