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FESS Tethys.png
Artwork of Tethys from The Sacred Stones.

A beautiful and charming dancer from Jehanna.






Ewan (younger brother)

Starting class



Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Tethys (Japanese: テティス Tethys) is a dancer who appears in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. She is from the country of Jehanna, a country on the continent of Magvel. She is the older sister of Ewan and a member of Gerik's mercenary company. Since she is a dancer, she cannot fight. However, she still aids allies by dancing for them and letting them move another turn.

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones


Tethys first appears in a village in Chapter 5, in which she states that the performance is already over. However, she states that a wealthy viewer left her with many gifts, and she gives a Dragonshield to whoever visits the village. She states that wealth is useless if it's not used to benefit others.[1]

Later, she appears in the middle of the game either in Eirika or Ephraim's route. Either way, she is hired by Innes to help him on his way to the country of Jehanna. In Eirika's route, she appears in Chapter 10 with Gerik and Innes, trapped in a fortress in Carcino. After Innes chooses to leave Gerik and Tethys, she stays with Gerik and they fend for themselves. However, Eirika reaches them and convinces them to join her army.

Alternatively, in Ephraim's route, Innes sends them to help Ephraim. They appear in Chapter 13, and first meet Myrrh and tell her where Ephraim is. They are trapped quite far away from Ephraim with few supplies, but they manage to survive against Grado troops until Ephraim arrives to help them. Afterwards, Tethys joins Ephraim and helps to dance for the other soldiers for the rest of the game.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait tethys fe08.png
Level 1
Affinity Is gba fireaffin.png
Recruitment: Eirika's route: Chapter 10, speak to with Gerik or Innes
If Gerik dies in chapter 10, Tethys also leaves
Ephraim's route: Chapter 13, automatically from turn 1

Stats Growth Rates

Is gba elixir.png Elixir
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary*
Is gba goddess icon.png Goddess Icon
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Personality and character

Tethys is a very graceful and beautiful woman who is confident in herself and her dancing abilities. She is quite sociable and often can be teasing and playful. To those she is close to, Tethys is very caring, such as how she cares greatly for her brother Ewan and acts as a maternal figure to Artur.[2] Although she warns Ewan that the battlefield is a dangerous place that, at least to her, he is too young for[3], she still accepts that he is growing up. She also is quite observant, such as when she notices that Marisa is left-handed. [4]

Tethys is the sister of Ewan, a young novice mage. She and Ewan were abandoned when they were just children, [5] and they lived in the streets alone. However, Tethys worked hard to help Ewan by trying to imitate the moves of a street dancer. She fell many times and become covered in cuts and bruises, but she did it for a better life, so she would not have to see Ewan cry.[6] Eventually, she was able to make a living with her dance, as well as raise her brother on her own. How she met Gerik is unknown, but she is currently a loyal and steadfast member of Gerik's mercenary group. As part of the group, she is also a friend of Marisa. Both Tethys and Marisa have feelings for Gerik, but either one can marry him depending on which girl has an A support level with him.


Main article: Tethys/Supports
Portrait tethys fe08.png
Is gba fireaffin.png
Small portrait ewan fe08.png
Pupil Is gba lightaffin.png
Initial: 25
Per turn:+3
Small portrait marisa fe08.png
Myrmidon Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:+2
Small portrait artur fe08.png
Monk Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:+2

Initial: {{{initialpoints7}}}
Per turn:+

Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait gerik fe08.png
Mercenary Is gba thunderaffin.png
Initial: 30
Per turn:+4
Small portrait rennac fe08.png
Rogue Is gba darkaffin.png
Initial: 5
Per turn:+1

Initial: {{{initialpoints6}}}
Per turn:+

Initial: {{{initialpoints8}}}
Per turn:+

Initial: {{{initialpoints10}}}
Per turn:+
Click here for more details on supports.


Tethys, Beloved Dancer
She danced from city to city, and the entire continent became her stage. Her fame grew and grew, and large crowds gathered wherever she performed.

Gerik and Tethys
Gerik and Tethys remained bound to no nation and beholden to no authority. They bought themselves a leisurely retirement. Gerik taught fencing to city youths, and Tethys found many stages on which to dance.

Death quote

Battle quotes

Other appearances

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Tethys Tethys was a titan in Greek mythology who was the daughter of Uranus and Gaia, the wife of Oceanus, and the mother of the river gods and the Oceanids.
Japanese テティス Officially romanized as Tethys.
Spanish Tethys
French Tethys
German Tethys
Italian Tethys


  • Tethys' dance music is a remix of Larum's theme as she is being attacked on the enemy phase in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
  • There is a small typo in Tethys's B support with Gerik where Tethys says "Because if were to cry, he would cry." This line is missing an "I" between "if" and "were".
  • In Tethys`s C support with Marisa, in the Japanese version Tethys asks Marisa why she sleeps on her left side. This is incorrect as Marisa is left-handed and Marisa explains how she sleeps with her dominant arm up. The English version corrects this to so that Tethys asks Marisa why she sleeps on her right side.


Small portrait tethys fe08.png Sprite Gallery
Portrait tethys fe08.png Dancer
Bs fe08 tethys dancer.png
No weapon


  1. "Tethys: Oh, hello. Did you come to see me dance? I'm sorry, but I just finished a few moments ago. Oh, by the way...Would you be interested in one of these items? A wealthy patron left me a small ransom in gifts after watching my performance. You can sell one for gold if you'd like or use them to improve your skills. I simply cannot carry all of this by myself, so please, take this one. Wealth is useless if you can't use it to bring happiness to others, right? Thanks for dropping my. Perhaps we'll meet again someday." - Tethys, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  2. "Tethys: Tee-hee... Very well. I shall mother you. Call me "mom," child." - Tethys and Artur's A support, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  3. "Ewan: Oh, you don't have to worry about me. But since I'm here, I'd like to be of use. Otherwise I'm just in the way. You gotta let me do something.
    Tethys: You have a point, but you're still too young.
    " - Tethys and Ewan's C support, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  4. "Tethys: Say, Marisa, you're left-handed, right?
    Marisa: How did you know that?
    Tethys: Well, when you're carrying a sword, don't you always have it in your left hand?
    " - Tethys and Marisa's C support, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  5. "Tethys: Chief. The truth is, Ewan and I? We were abandoned by our parents." - Tethys and Gerik's B support, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  6. "Tethys: Then one day I said to myself, "We cannot go on like this!" I watched a dancer on a street corner and memorized all of her moves. I wasn't a very coordinated child and it was so difficult. I didn't have real shoes, so my feet were a mess of blisters, and I fell so many times I was covered in cuts and bruises. It was painful. And miserable. And very, very difficult. But I never cried. Because if were to cry, he would cry. And I loved seeing Ewan's smiling face. I wanted him to smile all the time, so I worked hard so he could." - Tethys and Gerik's B support, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraGradoKlimtLatonaMacGregorManselMonicaNada Kuya
Bosses AiasBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'NeillOrsonPabloRievSaarSelenaTiradoValterVigardeZonta
Sacred Twins and Personal Weapons AudhulmaExcaliburGarmGleipnirIvaldiLatonaNidhoggRapierReginleifSieglindeSiegmundVidofnir
Chapters Pre-split P: The Fall of Renais • 1: Escape! • 2: The Protected • 3: The Bandits of Borgo • 4: Ancient Horrors • 5: The Empire's Reach • 5x: Unbroken Heart • 6: Victims of War • 7: Waterside Renvall • 8: It's a Trap!
Eirika's Route 9: Distant Blade • 10: Revolt at Carcino • 11: Creeping Darkness • 12: Village of Silence • 13: Hamill Canyon • 14: Queen of White Dunes
Ephraim's Route 9: Fort Rigwald • 10: Turning Traitor • 11: Phantom Ship • 12: Landing at Taizel • 13: Fluorspar's Oath • 14: Father and Son
Post-split 15: Scorched Sand • 16: Ruled by Madness • 17: River of Regrets • 18: Two Faces of Evil • 19: Last Hope • 20: Darkling Woods • Final: Sacred Stone (part 1part 2)
Locations MagvelCarcino (Caer Pelyn) • Darkling WoodsFrelia (Tower of Valni) • Grado (Renvall) • Jehanna (Jehanna HallLagdou Ruins) • Rausten (Melkaen Coast) • Renais (Za'ha Woods)
Groups, objects and concepts Five heroesGerik's MercenariesImperial ThreeLegend of the Sacred StonesMonstersSacred StonesSacred TwinsWar of the Stones
Related topics Creature CampaignFire Emblem: The Sacred Stones ComicName chartPre-release information (Prototype buildUnused content) • Sound RoomTimeline