Pronounced Pron. ZEE-thəs (Greek Mythology)
Other Forms FormsZethos
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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 5/16/2014
Latinized form of the Greek name Ζῆθος (Zêthos), a derivative of the verb ζάω (zaô) "to live". In Greek legend Zethus and his twin brother Amphion were sons of Zeus by Antiope. They are important characters in one of the two founding myths of the city of Thebes, as the builders of the city walls. This was also the name of a 3rd-century Neoplatonist philosopher and friend of Plotinus.