Titans (Myths and Legends of the World)
The Titans were gigantic, powerful, and beings that loomed in the background of many Greek myths and tales. Children of Uranus (the sky) and Gaia (the earth), the Titans ruled the world before they were overthrown by the god Zeusin Greek mythology, king of the gods and husband of Hera (Roman god Jupiter) and his five brothers and sisters.
The Greek writer listed six male Titansceanus, Coeus, Cronus, Crius, Hyperion, and Iapetusnd six female Titanessesethys, Themis, Phoebe, Mnemosyne, Theia, and Rhea. Some accounts add the brothers Prometheusin Greek mythology, Titan said to have created the human race, Epimetheus, and and the moon goddess Selene to this group of Titans. These four gods and a few others, however, are more often described as children of the original 12 Titans.
Zeus and his siblings, the first of the Olympian gods, were the children of Cronus and Rhea. Their battle to overthrow the Titans and take possession of the universe is the backdrop of Greek mythology. The Olympian gods eventually won, and Zeus is said to have thrown those who stood against him into Tartarus, a deep pit in the underworld.land of the dead
The Titans represent huge, primitive, and hard-to-control forces. They also symbolize a spirit of rebellion...
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