History Characters / ClassicalMythologyTitans

3rd Apr '16 2:45:51 PM triton
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Ophion was a protogenos who got demoted to titan, the original ruler of Olympus before Cronus cast him into the sea, where he became Oceanus. As Oceanus he ruled over the sea much like Pontus of the Protogenoi and Poseidon/Neptune of the Olympians. Oceanus was also the god who regulated the rising and setting of the heavenly bodies which [[ScienceMarchesOn were believed]] to emerge and descend into his watery realm at the ends of the earth.

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Ophion was a protogenos who got demoted to titan, the original ruler of Olympus before Cronus cast him into the sea, where he became Oceanus. As Oceanus he was the oldest of the Titans and son of Oranos and Gaia. He ruled over the sea much like Pontus of the Protogenoi and Poseidon/Neptune of the Olympians. Oceanus was also the god who regulated the rising and setting of the heavenly bodies which [[ScienceMarchesOn were believed]] to emerge and descend into his watery realm at the ends of the earth.
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* HappilyMarried: He and his wife had around 6,000 children (3,000 sons, 3,000 daughters) together. They were a busy couple.
11th Mar '16 9:49:14 PM triton
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* ForTheEvulz: After freeing the Cyclopses and Hecatonceries long enough to build a palace on Othrys, then he threw them back into Tartarus with extra security ''[[JerkAss just to be a dick]]''



* MisterSeahorse: Somehow his children emerged fully grown once Zeus opened his belly many years after they had been swallowed. Most likely because Kronos is extremely huge and his belly is habitable. Or because Greek myth is weird like that and [[MST3KMantra you really shouldn't think about it too hard]].
** [[FridgeLogic In some texts]], the true forms of the Titans are massive enough to use mountains as thrones, so he's probably BiggerOnTheInside.

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* JerkAss: Patricidal, power hungry, paranoid, doesn't keep his word, and eats his own sons and daughters. There's a reason so many Titans bailed on him once war broke out.
* MisterSeahorse: Somehow his children emerged fully grown once Zeus opened his belly many years after they had been swallowed. Most likely because Kronos is extremely huge and his belly is habitable. Or because Greek myth is weird like that and [[MST3KMantra you really shouldn't think about it too hard]].
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** [[FridgeLogic In some texts]], the true forms of the Titans are massive enough to use mountains as thrones, so he's He's probably BiggerOnTheInside.BiggerOnTheInside.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His nickname was "The Crooked One" or "Crooked Kronos."
31st Jan '16 1:41:33 AM Kuruni
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* [[MotherOfAThousandYoung Father of a Thousand Young]]: A rare heroic example. He and Tethys together had ''6,000'' children, some of whom became famous in their own right.

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* [[MotherOfAThousandYoung Father of a Thousand Young]]: MotherOfAThousandYoung: A rare heroic example. He and Tethys together had ''6,000'' children, some of whom became famous in their own right.
30th Jan '16 11:38:17 PM Dimas28
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* YoungestChildWins: He is always mentioned last in the lists of Titans by birth order. Even if one source mentioned male Titans first then female Titans, and other mentioned female Titans first then male Titans, and still other a combination of them, Cronus is always the last. Fittingly, he is also the most famous of them.



Ophion was a protogenos who got demoted to titan, the original ruler of Olympus before Kronos cast him into the sea, where he became Oceanus. As Oceanus he ruled over the sea much like Pontus of the Protogenoi and Poseidon/Neptune of the Olympians. Oceanus was also the god who regulated the rising and setting of the heavenly bodies which [[ScienceMarchesOn were believed]] to emerge and descend into his watery realm at the ends of the earth.

* HeroicNeutral: Oceanus never involved himself in things like the overthrowing of Uranus or the Titanomachy
* MakingASplash

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Ophion was a protogenos who got demoted to titan, the original ruler of Olympus before Kronos Cronus cast him into the sea, where he became Oceanus. As Oceanus he ruled over the sea much like Pontus of the Protogenoi and Poseidon/Neptune of the Olympians. Oceanus was also the god who regulated the rising and setting of the heavenly bodies which [[ScienceMarchesOn were believed]] to emerge and descend into his watery realm at the ends of the earth.

* HeroicNeutral: Oceanus never involved himself in things like the overthrowing of Uranus or the Titanomachy
Titanomachy.
* MakingASplash[[MotherOfAThousandYoung Father of a Thousand Young]]: A rare heroic example. He and Tethys together had ''6,000'' children, some of whom became famous in their own right.
* MakingASplash: But take note that, despite his appearance, he isn't the sea itself (having been expelled there by Cronus).



One of the original Titans (children of Gaia and Uranus), she is traditionally seen as a moon goddess, possibly the one that predates Selene. her husband was Coeus, with whom she had Leto and Asteria. She later received control of the oracle of Delphi from Themis.

* FlatCharacter: not much is know about Phoebe besides who she birthed and her having the Oracle of Delphi

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One of the original Titans (children of Gaia and Uranus), she is traditionally seen as a moon goddess, possibly the one that predates Selene. her husband was Coeus, with whom she had Leto and Asteria. She later received control of the oracle of Delphi from Themis.

Themis before in turn giving it to her grandson, Apollo.

* FlatCharacter: not Not much is know about Phoebe besides who she birthed and her having the Oracle of Delphi
Delphi, which she later gave to Apollo, anyway.
* {{Lunacy}}: The original moon goddess. Funnily enough, she isn't seen as the moon itself; that's Selene's job.
* {{Seers}}: Once had the power, later gave it to Apollo.



* MakingASplash: Though take note that she isn't the sea itself.
* MotherOfAThousandYoung: A rare heroic example. She sired with Oceanus ''6,000'' children (divided equally between the males and females), some of whom became famous in their own right.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She just disappeared after giving birth to all her children and Cronus the stone. There's no mention if she approved Zeus overthrowing Cronus. But then, all female first-generation Titans are like ''that''.



* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Unlike Artemis, Selene is ''literally'' the [[UsefulNotes/TheMoon Moon]] itself. This is reflected in her names: Selene and Luna are the Greek and Latin words for "moon".



* {{Lunacy}}: She ''is'' the Moon.



* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Same as Selene. Helios is literally the [[UsefulNotes/{{TheSun}} Sun]] itself.



* ThePowerOfTheSun: An aversion; because the Greeks were unaware of the Sun's real potential, he was often depicted as weak and incapable of fighting for himself (for instance, when his sacred cattle were slain he had to blackmail Zeus in either killing said people, or having Helios running away to the Underworld). This becomes especially odd when you consider that Helios does demonstrate some violent strength a few times, like when Hera sent him to pursue Leto, when Apollo sent him to rot Python, and the orphic hymns depicting him as a bane to "evildoers". What a schizophrenic portrayal.

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* ThePowerOfTheSun: He is ''the'' Sun. An aversion; because the Greeks were unaware of the Sun's real potential, he was often depicted as weak and incapable of fighting for himself (for instance, when his sacred cattle were slain he had to blackmail Zeus in either killing said people, or having Helios running away to the Underworld). This becomes especially odd when you consider that Helios does demonstrate some violent strength a few times, like when Hera sent him to pursue Leto, when Apollo sent him to rot Python, and the orphic hymns depicting him as a bane to "evildoers". What a schizophrenic portrayal.



* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of the dawn.



* OppositesAttract: Despite her lust, she did have a proper divine husband/spouse. He just happens to be the god of dusk: Astraeus.



The Titan daughter of Coeus and Phoebe, and sister to Asteria, Leto is quite honestly famous for only one thing: Giving birth to Apollo and Artemis, the children of Zeus. When she got pregnant, she was forced to run for her life from the jealous Queen Hera, who made all the lands of the world shun her. Once her twins are born, she goes back to Olympus and recedes from being prominent. Her Roman equivalent is '''Latona'''.

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The Titan daughter of Coeus and Phoebe, and sister to Asteria, Leto is quite honestly famous for only one thing: Giving birth to Apollo and Artemis, the children of Zeus. When she got pregnant, she was forced to run for her life from the jealous Queen Hera, who made all the lands of the world shun her. Once her twins are born, she goes back to Olympus and recedes from being prominent. She ''did'' have one more myth associated with her; see below. Her Roman equivalent is '''Latona'''.
'''Latona'''.

* BerserkButton: Please don't brag your children as being more exceptional than her own. Just ask Niobe.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Though not as disproportionate as in other cases since there ''was'' a justification, but it didn't make it any less [[JerkassGods jerkass]]. She ordered Apollo and Artemis to kill Niobe's ''fourteen'' children because Niobe bragged them more than Leto's own children. While this might count as ValuesDissonance, the ancient Greeks did regard hubris as one of the most heinous crimes you could ever commit, especially against the mother of one of their most favorite gods, Apollo.
* MamaBear: Insult her children, prepare to see your own children get offed.



* FlatCharacter: Quite literally, for the Greeks, the only thing of importance she did was birth her children

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* FlatCharacter: Quite literally, for RevengeByProxy: Ordered the Greeks, killing of Niobe's fourteen children because the only thing of importance she did was birth latter had insulted her children
own. Not killed, ''insulted''.



The sons of Oceanus and Tethys, and the fathers of Naiads, these groups of gods were the river gods of Greek Mythology, depicted in three forms: a man-headed bull, a bull-headed man with the body of a serpent-like fish from the waist down, and an arm resting on an amphora jug pouring water.

* PhysicalGod

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The 3,000 sons of Oceanus and Tethys, and the fathers of Naiads, these groups of gods were the river gods of Greek Mythology, depicted in three forms: a man-headed bull, a bull-headed man with the body of a serpent-like fish from the waist down, and an arm resting on an amphora jug pouring water.

* PhysicalGod
FlatCharacter: Inevitable given that there are thousands of them. A good hundred of them, though, are named in a list and even fewer get their own myths.
* MakingASplash
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: There are ''3,000'' of them! And this is not counting the fact that they also have 3,000 sisters, the Oceanid, which mean that all of them number ''6,000''. Oceanus and Tethys must have loved each other very much for that to happen.
* NatureSpirit

'''Oceanid'''

The 3,000 daughters of Oceanus and Tethys. While their brothers, the Potamoi, personified only rivers, the Oceanid were the patronesses of more varied bodies of water, including seas, lakes, springs, and clouds. Also, while the Potamoi have inhuman appearances, the Oceanid were shown as [[CuteMonsterGirl beautiful women]]; they are nymphs after all, in addition to being goddesses. This characteristic is apparently noticed by the gods and Titans too, since not few of them decided to choose some of the Oceanid as their spouses, and they in turn sired gods or other nymphs, some of them very important.

* FlatCharacter: Though better than the Potamoi, since some of the Oceanid actually became the ancestors of some ''very'' important gods by virtue of their association with equally important gods/Titans (the Oceanid Pleione gave birth to Maia, who gave birth to the Olympian Hermes).
* MakingASplash
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: 3,000 in total. And all of them are very beautiful.
* NatureSpirit



* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of the dusk.




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* FlatCharacter: He didn't really have any myth associated with him; all that was described was that he wed Eos and they had the Anemoi as children. Said Eos and the Anemoi, meanwhile, got their own individual stories.
* OppositesAttract: ''Literally''. He is the god of dusk. His wife, Eos, is the goddess of dawn. It's a rare thing, since most gods usually abide by the BirdsOfAFeather rule.


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* FlatCharacter: Didn't figure much, other than being one of Oceanus and Tethys' 3,000 daughters and siring four sons with Iapetus. However, we ''did'' get the name of a continent after her.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: She has 5,999 siblings (3,000 male and 2,999 female), all of whom represent rivers and bodies of water around the world.
8th Oct '15 10:36:56 PM nombretomado
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Of all the Titans, this is probably the most mysterious, since practically nothing about him comes on Greek texts, though it is known he fought against the gods in the Titanomachy, and probably might had helped Kronos kill his father Ouranos, not to mention that he is father of '''Helios''', the god of the Sun. The Lord of light and of the East, the first making him not very unique since there's several other deities in Greek Mythology aligned with light, but should he appear as an enemy of the Olympians in modern media he would be [[LightIsNotGood quite the nice contrast]] to the usual demonic legions (and, in fact, he did [[PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians appear once]]).

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Of all the Titans, this is probably the most mysterious, since practically nothing about him comes on Greek texts, though it is known he fought against the gods in the Titanomachy, and probably might had helped Kronos kill his father Ouranos, not to mention that he is father of '''Helios''', the god of the Sun. The Lord of light and of the East, the first making him not very unique since there's several other deities in Greek Mythology aligned with light, but should he appear as an enemy of the Olympians in modern media he would be [[LightIsNotGood quite the nice contrast]] to the usual demonic legions (and, in fact, he did [[PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians [[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians appear once]]).
11th Sep '15 10:49:20 PM RavenBlack
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* CallingTheOldManOut: Castrated and overthrew his dad Ouranos for imprisoning the cyclopse in Tartaros. Shame he didn't turn out to be much better.

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* CallingTheOldManOut: Castrated and overthrew his dad Ouranos for imprisoning the cyclopse cyclopes in Tartaros. Shame he didn't turn out to be much better.



Titan god of heavenly oracles, and Lord of the North. Another accomplice of Kronos. His alternate name was '''Polos''' (Of the North Pole). One of the few titans with a roman name, '''Polus'''. Occasionally celebrated as the grandfather of Apollon via Leto, as the Olympian's role in divination is said to come due to his role as the heavenly axis.

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Titan god of heavenly oracles, and Lord of the North. Another accomplice of Kronos. His alternate name was '''Polos''' (Of the North Pole). One of the few titans with a roman Roman name, '''Polus'''. Occasionally celebrated as the grandfather of Apollon via Leto, as the Olympian's role in divination is said to come due to his role as the heavenly axis.



Ophion was a protogenos who got demoted to titan, the original ruler of olympus before Kronos cast him into the sea, where he became Oceanus. As Oceanus he ruled over the sea much like Pontus of the Protogenoi and Posiedon/Neptune of the Olympians. Oceanus was also the god who regulated the rising and setting of the heavenly bodies which [[ScienceMarchesOn were believed]] to emerge and descend into his watery realm at the ends of the earth.

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Ophion was a protogenos who got demoted to titan, the original ruler of olympus Olympus before Kronos cast him into the sea, where he became Oceanus. As Oceanus he ruled over the sea much like Pontus of the Protogenoi and Posiedon/Neptune Poseidon/Neptune of the Olympians. Oceanus was also the god who regulated the rising and setting of the heavenly bodies which [[ScienceMarchesOn were believed]] to emerge and descend into his watery realm at the ends of the earth.



* ActionGirl: According to Nonnus' Dionysiaca, she fought against the freaking [[EldritchAbomination Typhon]], which is why the Moon has cratters. {{Badass}} indeed.

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* ActionGirl: According to Nonnus' Dionysiaca, she fought against the freaking [[EldritchAbomination Typhon]], which is why the Moon has cratters.craters. {{Badass}} indeed.



* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Often carried of handsome young men to be her boy toys and they would eventually accept their roles.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Often carried of off handsome young men to be her boy toys and they would eventually accept their roles.



A Titan god associated with war, possibly making him Ares predecessor. He was the son of Crius and Eurybia, the brother of Astraeus and Perses, and the husband of Styx. Was actually killed by Athena in the war of the Gigantes. Became conflated with Athena in later years, to the point that in EdgarAllanPoe's The Raven, a bust of Athena is identified as "Pallas".

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A Titan god associated with war, possibly making him Ares Ares' predecessor. He was the son of Crius and Eurybia, the brother of Astraeus and Perses, and the husband of Styx. Was actually killed by Athena in the war of the Gigantes. Became conflated with Athena in later years, to the point that in EdgarAllanPoe's The Raven, a bust of Athena is identified as "Pallas".



Brother to Prometheus and Atlas, and son of Iapetus. Epimetheus was the direct brother to Prometheus, and together, they "acted as representatives to mankind". While Prometheus was smart and krafty, Epimetheus was foolish and unwise. Epimetheus was initially tasked with giving positive traits to every animal, but when he got to man, he found he had nothing left to give, lacking his brother's foresight. His brother then decided to give man fire and civilization. Later married Pandora (yes, the one who opened the box).

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Brother to Prometheus and Atlas, and son of Iapetus. Epimetheus was the direct brother to Prometheus, and together, they "acted as representatives to mankind". While Prometheus was smart and krafty, crafty, Epimetheus was foolish and unwise. Epimetheus was initially tasked with giving positive traits to every animal, but when he got to man, he found he had nothing left to give, lacking his brother's foresight. His brother then decided to give man fire and civilization. Later married Pandora (yes, the one who opened the box).
10th Aug '15 2:20:15 AM Civanfan
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* DidntThinkThisThrough:
** "Oh boy, oh boy! Humans, I'm going to put so much cool stuff on you! Like claws and a tail and night vision and an awesome sense of balance--oh, wait. Just gave the last of those to cats. Well, how 'bout wings and beautiful plumage and awesome vision and voices that carry for--''Birds.'' Darn. I know! I've got a slime trail that'll let you climb things and some nice thick shells...which look great on those snails over there. Prometheus! Little help?"
** "What's that, Prometheus? Zeus holds a massive grudge against the two of us, and by extension the humans we love so much? Well, I'm still accepting this gift from him. ''And'' her box."


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* MeaningfulName: It means "hindsight" or "afterthought".
28th May '15 11:07:18 PM thatother1dude
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* SinisterScythe: His token item, and a very rare example of it being tied to agriculutre then death.

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* SinisterScythe: His token item, and a very rare example of it being tied more to agriculutre then agriculture than death.
18th Apr '15 5:48:50 AM ManOfSin
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* SiblingYinYang: Compare Selene's [[SingleTargetSexuality obsession with a single man]] to Eos' [[ReallyGetsAround many husbands and children]]. Bonus points for actually ''being'' Night and Day.

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* SiblingYinYang: Compare Selene's [[SingleTargetSexuality obsession with a single man]] to Eos' [[ReallyGetsAround many husbands and children]].young men]]. Bonus points for actually ''being'' Night and Day.


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* SerialRapist: What the curse did to her.
14th Apr '15 7:36:31 PM ManOfSin
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Often carried of handsome young men to be her boy toys and they would eventually accept their roles.
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