In Greek mythology, Clymene or Klymene (/ˈklɪmɪniː, ˈklaɪ-/; Ancient Greek: Κλυμένη, Kluménē, feminine form of Κλύμενος, meaning "famous") is the name of one of the three thousand Oceanid nymphs, usually the wife of Iapetus and mother by him of Prometheus, Epimetheus, Atlas and Menoetius.
|Member of the Oceanids|
|Parents||Oceanus and Tethys|
|Siblings||the Oceanids, the Potamoi|
|Children||Prometheus, Epimetheus, Atlas, Menoetius|
Clymene is the daughter of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. She married her uncle Iapetus and became by him the mother of Prometheus, Epimetheus, Atlas and Menoetius. Other authors relate the same of her sister Asia. A less common genealogy makes Clymene the wife of Prometheus and the mother of Deucalion by him. She may also be the Clymene referred to as the mother of Mnemosyne by Zeus. In some myths, Clymene was one of the nymphs in the train of Cyrene.
Although she shares name and parentage with Clymene, one of Helios's lovers, who is also a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys (and thus one of her sisters and fellow Oceanid), she is distinguished from her.
|Clymene's family tree|