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The Titans Greek Gods

The Titans Greek Gods

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the Titan greek gods. notes on individuals and a family tree
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The Titan Greek GodsTitan Greek God Descriptions
 
Gaea UranusCronus(Father othe gods)Rhea(M other)Iapetus(Thepiercer) ThemisLaw of nature)Oceanus(the sea) Tethys(fertileocean)Crius(unknown) Theia(goddess)Coeus(wisdom)Phoebe(goldenwreathed)Hyperion(Sun highone)Mnemosyne(memory)ModernOlympiansAtlas(bearer)M enoetius(ruinedStrength)Prometheus(forethought)Epimetheus(afterthought)3000+ river, seaand water godsLeto(hidden/bright one)Helios(sun)Selene(moon)Eos(dawn)Perse(oceanid)Pasiphae(wideshining)Circe(magic)Aeetes(unknown)Astraeus(dusk)Boreas(N.Wind)Eurus(E.Wind)Eosphoros(eveningstar)Notus(N.Wind)Eurybia(PrimalseaGoddess)Pallas(unknown)Perses(destruction)
Chloris(flowers)
Lampetia(shining)Phaeton(shining)Zephyrus(W.Wind)Hesperos(dawnbearer)4000 OceanidsOr water nymphsPhaethusa(radiance)Aegea(shining)Hesperides(gardennymphs)Hyades(rainnymphs)Pleiades(nymphs)Pleione(oceanid)Pandora(giver of a
 
ll)Styx(hate)Zelus(zeal)Nike(victory)Cratus(strength)Bia(force)Asteria(oracles)Hekate(crossroads)
 
Gaea
+
Uranus
– Original pre titan Greek Deities. See pre titan Greek gods.
Cronus
(male) – father of the modern Olympians. As he fought against hisfather, so would
 Zeus
fight against him.It was fated that he would be overthrown by one of his own children. To preventthis from happening he began to swallow his newborn, taking them at birth thenswallowing them whole, retaining them inside his own body where they could dohim no harm.
Rhea
did not like the thoughts of losing all her children, and with the help of 
Gaia
she saved
 Zeus
from this fate.
Rhea
wrapped a stone in
 Zeus'
swaddling clotheswhich
Cronus
took and immediately swallowed thinking it was the child.
Gaia
and
Rhea's
plan worked well and the baby
 Zeus
was taken to Crete, and there, in acave on Mount Dicte, the divine goatAmaltheiasuckled and raised the infant
 Zeus
. When
 Zeus
had grown into a young man he returned to his father’sdomain, and with the help of 
Gaia
, compelled
Cronus
to regurgitate the fivechildren he had previously swallowed. (In some versions
 Zeus
received help fromMetiswho gave
Cronus
an emetic potion, which made him vomit up
 Zeus'
brothers and sisters).
 Zeus
led the revolt against his father and the dynasty of the Titans, defeated and then banished them.
Rhea
(female) – mother to the modern Olympian gods.
Rhea
is identified withmother goddess
from Asia Minor and is also known as Rhea Cybele andMagna Mater ("great mother"). She was worshipped with orgiastic rites.
Rhea
isdepicted between two lions or on a chariot pulled by lions.
Iapetus
(male) -
Iapetus
is the son
and
.
Iapetus'
wife is
, withwhom he has four children -
,
,
and
. He isoccasionally called the husband of Asiaor Asopis.
Themis
(female) –
Themis
means “law of nature” and she is the personificationof divine right order of things as sanctioned by custom and law. She has oracularpowers and it is said that she build the oracle at Delphi. By
she is themother of theHoraeand theMoirae.
Themis
is depicted as a stern looking woman, blindfolded and holding a pair of scales and a cornucopia. The Romans called her Justitia.
Oceanus
(male) – the watered down version of the primal Oceanus, still a seagod.
Tethys
(female) – The personification of the fertile ocean. She married herbrother
and had over 3000 children by him; they were the springs,lakes, rivers of the world. Tethys was the god-mother of Rheaand raised herduring the civil war between the Titansand the Olympians.
 
Amongst her children were the following:
Achelous
(male) -
 Achelous
is the deity of the river of that name, andruler of all rivers. He is the eldest son of 
and
. He foughtwithHeraclesforDeianira, a Greek princess. Despite assuming many forms, among which that of a bull,
 Achelous
was eventually vanquished.Heracles broke off one of his horns and nymphs fashioned it into theCornucopia ("horn of plenty").
 Achelous
is usually depicted as a bull withthe torso of a man and a bearded face (common for river gods, especiallyon coins), but also as an old, grey man with horns. (Ovid VIII, 547; IX, 1).
Alpheus
(male) - In Greek myth,
 Alpheus
is a river deity, son of 
and
. He fell madly in love with the Nereid
and pursuedher under the sea to Sicily. Here she pleaded to
who changed herinto a fountain. The river
 Alpheus
then worked its way underground tomingle with the waters of 
 Arethusa
.
Amphitrite
(female) – The queen of the sea, the daughter of 
and
. When the sea god
wanted her as his bride, she declinedthe honour and hid from him in the Atlantic Ocean. A dolphin not onlylocated her, but also brought her back to him, and he married her. Thedolphin was awarded a place in heaven. Their son is the fish-man Triton.
Amphitrite
was portrayed on Greek amphoras together with her consort,riding in a chariot pulled by sea creatures, or sitting on a sea creature,surrounded by Tritons. She is decorated with the attributes of a queen, herwaving hair covered with a net, and sometimes with the pincers of alobster attached to her temples.
Asia
(female) - A Greek sea-nymph and the daughter of 
and
. The continent of Asia was named after her. Asia was eithermarried to
or
Prometheus
. There is some disagreement betweenthe accounts.
Asopus
(male) –The Greek god of the river of that name, which flowsthrough Boeotia, Central Greece.
Cayster
(male) – (male)The god of the river by the same name in Lydia.His son isEphesus(
Periegesis Hellados
VII, 2.8).
Cephissus
(male) - a Greek river god, father of Narcissus by the nymph,Liriope. Other children are ascribed to him, but in those cases parentage isdisputed.

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