Telesto (mythology)


In Greek mythology, Telesto or Telestho (/tɪˈlɛst/; Ancient Greek: Τελεστώ means 'success') was an Oceanid, one of the 3,000 water-nymphs daughters of Titans Oceanus and Tethys.[1] She was the personification of the divine blessing or success.[2] Hesiod describes her as "wearing a yellow peplos".[3]


Telesto, a moon of Saturn, discovered in 1980 by Reitsema, Smith, Larson, and Fountain, is named for her.


  1. ^ Bane, Theresa (2013). Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology. McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers. p. 319. ISBN 9780786471119.
  2. ^ The Mythology of the Night Sky: An Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Ancient Greek legends by David E. Falkner
  3. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 358


  • Hesiod, Theogony from The Homeric Hymns and Homerica with an English Translation by Hugh G. Evelyn-White, Cambridge, MA.,Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1914. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.