Ceto

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Corithian vase showing Perseus, Andromeda and Ceto/Ketos.

In Ancient Greek mytholoy Ceto is the name of a sea monster;often represented as a whale, or a large fish. She is the daughter of Pontos and Gaia. Together with her brother Phorcys she bore the Gorgons, and Graeae, Echidna and Ladon.

Note there is also a minor oceanid called Keto. There are also various mythological beings referred to as ketos (plural ketea); this is a general term for "sea monster" in Ancient Greek.[1]

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  1. "κῆτος" in Liddell, Henry and Robert Scott. 1996. A Greek-English Lexicon. Revised by H.S. Jones and R. McKenzie. Ninth edition, with revised supplement. Oxford: Clarendon Press.