Greek mythology

TITANS

Greek Gods and Goddesses

Also known as TITANES

Primordial race of giant deities

The twelve giant offspring of GAIA and URANUS, they come in brother-sister pairs: CRONUS and RHEA, OCEANUS and TETHYS, HYPERION and THEA, COEUS and PHOEBE — all happily married to each other — plus the singletons IAPETUS, THEMIS, CRIUS and MNEMOSYNE who prefer to keep their options open. (The six sisters are also called the TITANIDES, by the way.)

They were so big and painful in labor that poor GAIA couldn’t bear to bear any more. So she got CRONUS to help with some radical birth control and newly neutered URANUS was overthrown.

After the deed was done, CRONUS and RHEA ruled over the Gods and the world entered a Golden Age of peace and prosperity. A second generation of TITANS was born — GAIA’s grandchildren: HELIOS, EOS, SELENE, ASTERIA, LETO, LELANTUS, ATLAS, PROMETHEUS, EPIMETHEUS, MENOETIUS, METIS, ASTRAEUS, PALLAS, PERSES.

Of course this Golden Age of bliss didn’t last. The following generation of deities — the Olympian Gods — warred against them and a disgruntled ZEUS banished them all to Tartarus Prison.

Titans Facts and Figures

Name: Titans
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: TITANES

Gender: Both male and female
Type: deity
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Unknown at present
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Article last updated on 30 November 2017 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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