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1 fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythology; wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus; identified with Roman Ops and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor
2 smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan [syn: nandu, Pterocnemia pennata]
3 larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia [syn: Rhea americana]

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Proper noun



Proper noun

  1. A Titan, the daughter of Uranus and Gaia, the mother of Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, Poseidon, and Zeus.
  2. One of the moons of Saturn.

Derived terms


The goddess Moon


Extensive Definition

Rhea may refer to,


  • Rhea (mythology), in Greek mythology, one of the Titans, the sister and wife of Cronus, the mother goddess who gave birth to many of the other major gods and goddesses
  • Rhea Silvia, in Roman mythology the mother of the twins Romulus and Remus
  • Rhea (mother of Aventinus), a separate figure to Rhea Silvia, mother of Aventinus by Hercules

People (given name)



See also

Rhea in Tosk Albanian: Rhea
Rhea in Breton: Rea
Rhea in Catalan: Rea
Rhea in Welsh: Rhea
Rhea in Danish: Rhea
Rhea in German: Rhea
Rhea in Modern Greek (1453-): Ρέα
Rhea in Esperanto: Reo
Rhea in French: Rhéa
Rhea in Italian: REA
Rhea in Dutch: Rhea
Rhea in Japanese: レア (曖昧さ回避)
Rhea in Norwegian: Rhea (andre betydninger)
Rhea in Low German: Rhea
Rhea in Polish: Rea
Rhea in Portuguese: Rhea
Rhea in Russian: Рея
Rhea in Simple English: Rhea
Rhea in Slovak: Rhea
Rhea in Swedish: REA
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