The Titans are also known as the elder gods. They are closely associated with the elements of the planet. There are nineteen of them, twelve of them born of Gaea and Uranus.
Gaea was the earth goddess. She mated with her son Uranus to give birth to the remaining titans. Gaea was worshipped by mankind before an invasion led to the Hellenistic civilization.
Uranus was the sky god and the first ruler of the titans. He was the first son of Gaea, who gave birth to him without help. He became the husband of Gaea and together they had many children, including twelve of the titans. His rule was short however, for Cronus, encouraged by Gaea, overthrew him. He either died of the wound or withdrew from earth.
Cronus was the leading titan, who came to power by castrating his father, Uranus. His wife was Rhea and they gave birth to the first of the Olympians. To ensure his rule Cronus ate each of his children at birth until Rhea tricked him into eating a rock instead of their son, Zeus. Eventually, Zeus would banish all the Titans including Cronus and Uranus to Tartarus.
Oceanus and his wife, Tethys are the titans of the seas. Their children are the rivers and the ocean nymphs.
Hyperion is the Titan of light. He is a brother of Cronus and he married their sister Theia. Their children are Helius the sun, Selene the moon and Eos the dawn.
Mnemosyne is the mother of the muses and is the Titan of memory.
Themis was the Titan of justice and order and the mother of the Fates.
Prometheus was the wisest Titan able to tell the future. He would fight with Zeus against Cronus.
Home | History | Heroes | Gods | Titans | Goddesses | Quiz | References | About us