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[[folder:First Generation Titans]]
'''Kronos''' (Cronus)

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[[folder:First !!First Generation Titans]]
'''Kronos''' (Cronus)
Titans

[[folder: Cronus / Kronos / Saturnus]]



His Roman counterpart was '''Saturnus''', although frankly because Romans mixed their own mythology with the Greek one, it's unclear if they should truly be considered the same entity. Most likely Saturn was an entirely separate Roman god before being assimilated to Kronos.

He was closely associated with '''Chronus'''/'''Khronos''', the protogenos of Time, especially time where regarded as destructive and all-devouring. The character of Father Time is based on him.

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His Roman counterpart was '''Saturnus''', although frankly because Romans mixed their own mythology with the Greek one, it's unclear if they should truly be considered the same entity. Most likely Saturn was an entirely separate Roman god before being assimilated to Kronos.

He was closely associated
into Cronus.

Often confused
with '''Chronus'''/'''Khronos''', [[Characters/ClassicalMythologyProtogenoi Khronos / Chronos]], the protogenos of Time, especially as time where was regarded as destructive and all-devouring. The character of Father Time is based on him.
all-devouring.
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* 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.

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* MisterSeahorse: Somehow his children emerged fully grown once Zeus opened his belly many years after they had been swallowed. Most likely because Kronos Cronus is extremely huge and his belly is habitable. Or because Greek myth is weird like that.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His nickname was "The Crooked One" or "Crooked Kronos."

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His nickname was "The Crooked One" or "Crooked Kronos.Cronus."



* RougeAnglesOfSatin: Because of the similar sound of C/Kronos and Chronos, he's become associated with Time - note that Father Time has a scythe (as would fit a harvest god) and has the idea of being succeeded by a child (the New Years baby/Zeus).

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* RougeAnglesOfSatin: Because of the similar sound of C/Kronos Cronus and Chronos, C'''h'''ronus (or Kronos and K'''h'''ronos), he's become associated with Time. The character of Father Time - note that is based on this overlap -- Father Time has a scythe (as would fit a harvest god) and has the idea of being succeeded by a child (the New Years baby/Zeus).baby / Zeus).




'''Hyperion'''

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 [[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians appear once]]).

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\n'''Hyperion'''\n\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Hyperion]]
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 Cronus 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 [[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians appear once]]).
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'''Iapetos''' (Iapetus)

Another mysterious titan. The god of the mortal lifespan and Lord of the West. One of the titans who helped subdue Ouranos so Kronos could castrate him.

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\n'''Iapetos''' (Iapetus)\n\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Iapetos / Iapetus]]
Another mysterious titan. The god of the mortal lifespan and Lord of the West. One of the titans who helped subdue Ouranos so Kronos Cronus could castrate him.
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'''Koios''' (Coeus)

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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\n'''Koios''' (Coeus)\n\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Koios / Coeus / Polus]]
Titan god of heavenly oracles, and Lord of the North. Another accomplice of Kronos.Cronus. 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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'''Krios''' (Crius)

The Titan lord of the South, who helped Kronos to depose Ouranos. Associated with the constellation ''Aries'' (The Ram).

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\n'''Krios''' (Crius)\n\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Krios / Crius]]
The Titan lord of the South, who helped Kronos Cronus to depose Ouranos. Associated with the constellation ''Aries'' (The Ram).
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'''Oceanus'''

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\n'''Oceanus'''\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mnemosyne]]
No, not that Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}. The Titan goddess of memory, and the daughter of Gaia and Uranus. She and Zeus had sex for nine consecutive nights, and each copulation led to the birth of one of the nine Muses. It was said that kings and poets receive their great oratorical ability from Mnemosyne and her daughters, the Muses.
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification
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[[folder: Oceanus]]




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'''Mnemosyne'''

No, not that Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}. The Titan goddess of memory, and the daughter of Gaia and Uranus. She and Zeus had sex for nine consecutive nights, and each copulation led to the birth of one of the nine Muses. It was said that kings and poets receive their great oratorical ability from Mnemosyne and her daughters, the Muses.

* AnthropomorphicPersonification

'''Themis'''

Zeus's second wife (after Metis and before Hera) and daughter of Uranus and Gaia, Themis was the goddess of divine law, order, and custom. Themis in many ways represented tradition, mores, customs, and such, especially those said to have been handed down by the gods. A prophetess, with the ability to see into the future, and thus received the Oracle at Delphi, which she passed on to Phoebe. It is sometimes said that she became a goddess of divine justice, but this role is also taken up by Nemesis. She was so respected, even Hera, her successor as Zeus's wife, referred to her as "Lady Themis". With Zeus she gave birth to Astraea, the Moirai (possibly), and both generations of the Hours.

'''Phoebe'''

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\n'''Mnemosyne'''\n\nNo, not that Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}. The Titan goddess of memory, and the daughter of Gaia and Uranus. She and Zeus had sex for nine consecutive nights, and each copulation led to the birth of one of the nine Muses. It was said that kings and poets receive their great oratorical ability from Mnemosyne and her daughters, the Muses.\n\n* AnthropomorphicPersonification\n\n'''Themis'''\n\nZeus's second wife (after Metis and before Hera) and daughter of Uranus and Gaia, Themis was the goddess of divine law, order, and custom. Themis in many ways represented tradition, mores, customs, and such, especially those said to have been handed down by the gods. A prophetess, with the ability to see into the future, and thus received the Oracle at Delphi, which she passed on to Phoebe. It is sometimes said that she became a goddess of divine justice, but this role is also taken up by Nemesis. She was so respected, even Hera, her successor as Zeus's wife, referred to her as "Lady Themis". With Zeus she gave birth to Astraea, the Moirai (possibly), and both generations of the Hours.\n\n'''Phoebe'''\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Phoebe]]




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'''Tethys'''

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\n'''Tethys'''\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Rhea]]
Titan goddess and "Mother of the Gods", Rhea was the wife of Cronus, identified in Rome with the goddess '''Ops'''. She would give birth to all the original Olympic gods. However, Cronos learned from Gaia and Uranus that he was destined to be overthrown by one of his children. Thus, Cronus swallowed all of his children as soon as they were born, with the exception of Zeus, because Rhea gave him a rock to eat instead. She hid Zeus in a cave where [[ContinuitySnarl someone else raised him]].
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* PhysicalGod
* 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''.
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[[folder: Tethys]]




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'''Theia'''

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\n'''Theia'''\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Theia]]




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'''Rhea'''

Titan goddess and "Mother of the Gods", Rhea was the wife of Cronus, identified in Rome with the goddess '''Ops'''. She would give birth to all the original Olympic gods. However, Cronos learned from Gaia and Uranus that he was destined to be overthrown by one of his children. Thus, Cronus swallowed all of his children as soon as they were born, with the exception of Zeus, because Rhea gave him a rock to eat instead. She hid Zeus in a cave where [[ContinuitySnarl someone else raised him]].

* PhysicalGod
* 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''.



[[folder: Second Generation Titans]]
'''Selene'''

The Titan goddess of the moon, known as '''Luna''' in the Roman pantheon. Specifically, she is the goddess who drives the chariot of the moon across the sky. Sister of Helios and Eos (all offspring of Hyperion) and the most well-known of the three, if only because her name makes for an elegant allusion and looks very French (the "e" at the end is not silent).

* ActionGirl: According to Nonnus' Dionysiaca, she fought against the freaking [[EldritchAbomination Typhon]], which is why the Moon has craters. {{Badass}} indeed.
* 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".
* [[DudeShesLikeInAComa Dude He's Like In A Coma]]: She had fifty daughters with Endymion after he was put into an eternal slumber.
* {{Lunacy}}: She ''is'' the Moon.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Attempted to avert this with Endymion.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Often depicted as such.

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[[folder: Second Generation Titans]]
'''Selene'''

The Titan goddess
Themis]]
Zeus's second wife (after Metis and before Hera) and daughter
of the moon, known as '''Luna''' in the Roman pantheon. Specifically, she is Uranus and Gaia, Themis was the goddess who drives of divine law, order, and custom. Themis in many ways represented tradition, mores, customs, and such, especially those said to have been handed down by the chariot gods. A prophetess, with the ability to see into the future, and thus received the Oracle at Delphi, which she passed on to Phoebe. It is sometimes said that she became a goddess of divine justice, but this role is also taken up by Nemesis. She was so respected, even Hera, her successor as Zeus's wife, referred to her as "Lady Themis". With Zeus she gave birth to Astraea, the Moirai (possibly), and both generations of the moon across Hours.
[[/folder]]



!!Second Generation Titans

[[folder: Asteria]]
The titan goddess of nocturnal oracles and falling stars, she was
the sky. Sister daughter of Helios the titans Phoebe and Eos (all offspring Coeus, the sister of Hyperion) Leto, and the most well-known mother of Hekate. She flung herself into the Aegean Sea to escape the womanizing Zeus (while transformed as a quail) and thus became the "quail island", Ortygia, which became later identified with island of Delos. It was the only piece of Earth that would give refuge to Leto when she was pursued by the always vengeful Hera while pregnant with Zeus's children.
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[[folder: Astraeus]]
The Titan god
of the three, if only because her name makes for an elegant allusion dusk, and looks very French (the "e" at son of Crius and Eurybia (however, Hyginas identifies him as a Gigantes and son of Tartarus and Gaia). Was the end is not silent).

* ActionGirl: According to Nonnus' Dionysiaca, she fought against
husband of Eos (goddess of the freaking [[EldritchAbomination Typhon]], which is why dawn), and together, they were daybreak and nightfall. They are the Moon has craters. {{Badass}} indeed.
parents of the Anemoi and Astra Planeta (Wandering Planets).
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Unlike Artemis, Selene is ''literally'' Of the [[UsefulNotes/TheMoon Moon]] itself. This dusk.
* ContinuitySnarl
** MultipleChoicePast
* 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 reflected in 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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[[folder: Asia]]
Asia is interesting: she is the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, making
her names: Selene a second generation Titan (and Oceanid), but is the wife of Iapetus, a first generation and Luna are her uncle. Together, she and her husband had Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus and Menoetius. It is from her that we get ''Asia'', as in the Greek continent.
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* FlatCharacter: Didn't figure much, other than being one of Oceanus
and Latin words for "moon".
* [[DudeShesLikeInAComa Dude He's Like In A Coma]]: She had fifty
Tethys' 3,000 daughters and siring four sons with Endymion 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.
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[[folder: Atlas]]
Probably one of the more well known Titans, his task, as punishment for fighting against Zeus during his war against the Titans, is to hold up Uranus (the sky) away from Gaia (the Earth) to prevent the two from "embracing". Generally considered the son of Iapetus and Asia. Later Hercules came to Atlas to ask him to retrieve the Golden Apples for him, one of his Twelve Labors. When Atlas returned,
he was put attempted to trick Hercules into an eternal slumber.
* {{Lunacy}}: She ''is''
holding up Uranus permanently, as anyone who wants to take Atlas away from his task had to do it voluntarily. Hercules, however, tricked Atlas into retaking his load. Depending on the Moon.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Attempted to avert this
myth, Hercules either ran away with Endymion.
the apples, or built the two Pillars of Hercules to hold up the sky, thus freeing Atlas from his task forever and liberating him, much like how Hercules also liberated Prometheus.
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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Often depicted as such.BarrierMaiden



* SiblingYinYang: Compare Selene's [[SingleTargetSexuality obsession with a single man]] to Eos' [[ReallyGetsAround many husbands and young men]]. Bonus points for actually ''being'' Night and Day.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Apart from Endymion, she doesn't seem to have many other lovers.
* WingedHumanoid: Sometimes depicted with wings.

'''Helios''' (Helius)

The Titan god of the sun, known as '''Sol''' in the Roman pantheon. Sometimes equated with Apollo, he is usually the one driving a chariot of fiery steeds across the sky.

* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Same as Selene. Helios is literally the [[UsefulNotes/{{TheSun}} Sun]] itself.
* IGaveMyWord: When his son Phaethon asks for evidence of his paternity, Helios swears on the River Styx to do anything he can to prove it. When Phathon demands to drive the chariot of the sun Helios desperately tries to talk him out of it, telling him at length about how difficult and dangerous the task is, to the point that Zeus himself wouldn't be able to do it - it would be impossible for anyone other than Helios himself. But Phaethon insists, and Helios can't go back on his word, so he ''very'' reluctantly lets him do it. With predictable, borderline apocalyptic results.
* LightEmUp
* LightIsNotGood: Not himself (unless pissed off), but his daughters were often witches who had a power called "evil eye", derived from himself; Circe is the most famous one.

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* SiblingYinYang: Compare Selene's [[SingleTargetSexuality obsession with a single man]] to Eos' [[ReallyGetsAround SadlyMythtaken: Today, many husbands and young men]]. Bonus points for actually ''being'' Night and Day.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Apart from Endymion, she doesn't seem
people mistakenly believe that Atlas's task was to have many other lovers.
* WingedHumanoid: Sometimes depicted with wings.

'''Helios''' (Helius)

hold up the Earth, not the Heavens.
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[[folder: Eos / Aurora]]
The Titan god goddess of the sun, dawn, known as '''Sol''' '''Aurora''' in the Roman pantheon. Sometimes equated with Apollo, he is usually She either opens the one driving a chariot of fiery steeds across gates for her brother Helios to ride out, or harnesses his horses to the sky.

chariot.
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Same as Selene. Helios is literally Of the [[UsefulNotes/{{TheSun}} Sun]] itself.
dawn.
* IGaveMyWord: When his son Phaethon asks for evidence of his paternity, Helios swears on the River Styx DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Often carried off handsome young men to do anything he can to prove it. When Phathon demands to drive the chariot of the sun Helios desperately tries to talk him out of it, telling him at length about how difficult be her boy toys and dangerous the task is, to the point that Zeus himself wouldn't be able to do it - it they would be impossible eventually accept their roles.
* FieryRedhead: Often depicted with red hair.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Attempted to avert this by asking Zeus to grant Tithonos immortality, but forgot to ask
for anyone other than Helios himself. But Phaethon insists, and Helios can't go back on his word, so he ''very'' reluctantly lets him do it. With predictable, borderline apocalyptic results.
eternal youth.
* LightEmUp
* LightIsNotGood: Not himself (unless pissed off), but his daughters were often witches who had
OppositesAttract: Despite her lust, she did have a power called "evil eye", derived from himself; Circe is proper divine husband/spouse. He just happens to be the most famous one.god of dusk: Astraeus.



* ShipperOnDeck: Agrees that Hades is the perfect husband for Persephone. Demeter is not amused.
* 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.
** Then there's Medea's prayer to him:'O sire, give me the right to guide thy fire-bearing steeds with the flaming reins; then let Corinth . . . [[KillItWithFire be consumed by flames]] and bring the two seas together.'
* TooDumbToLive: His son, Phaeton, asks to drive the chariot of the sun as proof that he is actually Helios' son. No version of the story ends well.

'''Eos'''

The Titan goddess of the dawn, known as '''Aurora''' in the Roman pantheon. She either opens the gates for her brother Helios to ride out, or harnesses his horses to the chariot.

* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of the dawn.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Often carried off handsome young men to be her boy toys and they would eventually accept their roles.
* FieryRedhead: Often depicted with red hair.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Attempted to avert this by asking Zeus to grant Tithonos immortality, but forgot to ask for eternal youth.
* OppositesAttract: Despite her lust, she did have a proper divine husband/spouse. He just happens to be the god of dusk: Astraeus.
* PhysicalGod




'''Prometheus'''

One of the original Titans who was neutral during the war between the Titans and Olympians (or, [[DependingOnTheWriter depending on which source you look at]], sided with Zeus simply because he foresaw he'd win). Instead, his sympathies were with [[PunyEarthlings man]]. One day he stole fire from the gods with Athena's assistance and gave it to man -- for this and duping Zeus into promising to take the more noxious parts of animals as sacrifices, he was ChainedToARock and tortured for centuries...until he was freed by the [[HalfHumanHybrid demigod]] Herakles.

* AndIMustScream: Probably the UrExample; his punishment was not only being ChainedToARock; he had an eagle eating out his liver every day and, every night, his liver would regenerate and the process would repeat. Although he got out eventually thanks to Herakles.
* ChainedByFashion: Some stories say that even after Herakles freed him, Zeus declared that his sentence was permanent, thus Prometheus would always wear a wreath and a ring of his chain. Men in turn began to wear rings and wreaths in tribute to him.
* ChainedToARock: Of course.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: He's chained to the Caucasus, and every day, a bird eats his liver. Bonus points for recognizing the liver's regeneration capability.
* CrucifiedHeroShot
* HeroicSacrifice: Prometheus willingly gave man fire and enabled civilization to start developing, knowing full well the consequences he would suffer once Zeus got his hands on him.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Several ancient authors included this in his torment.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: The only god who would unfailingly put humanity before himself.
* MeaningfulName: His name means "Forethought".

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\n'''Prometheus'''\n\nOne of the original Titans who was neutral during the war between the Titans and Olympians (or, [[DependingOnTheWriter depending on which source you look at]], sided with Zeus simply because he foresaw he'd win). Instead, his sympathies were with [[PunyEarthlings man]]. One day he stole fire from the gods with Athena's assistance and gave it [[/folder]]

[[folder: Epimetheus]]
Brother
to man -- for this and duping Zeus into promising to take the more noxious parts of animals as sacrifices, he was ChainedToARock and tortured for centuries...until he was freed by the [[HalfHumanHybrid demigod]] Herakles.

* AndIMustScream: Probably the UrExample; his punishment was not only being ChainedToARock; he had an eagle eating out his liver every day and, every night, his liver would regenerate and the process would repeat. Although he got out eventually thanks to Herakles.
* ChainedByFashion: Some stories say that even after Herakles freed him, Zeus declared that his sentence was permanent, thus
Prometheus would always wear a wreath and a ring of his chain. Men in turn began to wear rings Atlas, and wreaths in tribute to him.
* ChainedToARock: Of course.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: He's chained to
son of Iapetus. Epimetheus was the Caucasus, direct brother to Prometheus, and every day, a bird eats his liver. Bonus points for recognizing the liver's regeneration capability.
* CrucifiedHeroShot
* HeroicSacrifice:
together, they "acted as representatives to mankind". While Prometheus willingly gave was smart and 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 enabled civilization to start developing, knowing full well civilization. Later married Pandora (yes, the consequences he would suffer once one who opened the box).
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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 got his hands on him.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."
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: It's right in their names. Although it takes quite an amount of foolishness to make Prometheus look responsible by comparision.

* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Several ancient authors included this in his torment.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: The only god who would unfailingly put humanity before himself.
* MeaningfulName: His name It means "Forethought"."hindsight" or "afterthought".



* RedemptionEqualsLife: Some sources claim that Prometheus prophesied that Zeus would make a critical mistake that would cause him to fall the way Kronos fell, and that only Prometheus could prevent. This is said to be one reason why Zeus eventually relented and allowed Herakles to free Prometheus. Prometheus would eventually make good on his word by warning Zeus not to woo the sea-nymph Thetis, since any son she bore would be stronger than his father. This probably saved Zeus's throne.
* SatanIsGood: Obviously pre-dates the idea of Satan's fall, but the positive interpretation of Satan comes from him - a rebel against a Selfish God/gods who brings knowledge to humanity.

'''Asteria'''

The titan goddess of nocturnal oracles and falling stars, she was the daughter of the titans Phoebe and Coeus, the sister of Leto, and the mother of Hekate. She flung herself into the Aegean Sea to escape the womanizing Zeus (while transformed as a quail) and thus became the "quail island", Ortygia, which became later identified with island of Delos. It was the only piece of Earth that would give refuge to Leto when she was pursued by the always vengeful Hera while pregnant with Zeus's children.

'''Pallas'''

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".
* OneSteveLimit: Triton has a daughter named Pallas which leads to..
** DependingOnTheWriter: Is he mortal? Is he Athena's friend, parent, foster parent? Both of them have some role in Athena's life but who gets what and what degree varies drastically.

'''Styx'''

No, not the river in the Underworld; the Titan goddess, mother of Zelus, Nike, Kratos ([[VideoGame/GodOfWar not that Kratos]]), and Bia, husband of Pallas, and daughter of Oceanus and Tethys. During the Titanomachy, she sided with and came to Zeus's aide, being one of the first to do so. For this, her name became a binding oath for the gods.

* HeelFaceTurn: Joined Zeus to overthrow the Titans
* JumpedAtTheCall: She was the first Titan to switch sides and help overthrow the Titanomachy

'''Metis'''

A daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, making her a Oceanid. Was actually Zeus's first spouse, and was a goddess of Wisdom and deep thought, though her name actually implies a combination of wisdom and cunning. It was Metis who gave Zeus the poison that forced Cronos to vomit out his children. However, Zeus feared Metis, because she was was prophesied to have extremely powerful children, the second of which would be more powerful than Zeus himself. Zeus promptly tricked Metis into turning herself into a fly, after which he promptly swallowed her. Metis, however, was already pregnant with a powerful child (Athena), and went to work building armor for her inside Zeus, causing him great pain. Eventually, one way or another, Zeus got his head cracked open, and out popped Athena. What became of Metis after that is unknown.

* AndIMustScream: After Zeus swallowed her, she spent the rest of her life inside of him. She's a titan, which makes her immortal. You do the math.
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: She didn't die, but she still suffered a pretty undignified fate.
* {{Irony}}: Two sets of it. Firstly, Metis was swallowed by Zeus the same way that Zeus's siblings (whom she helped rescue) were swallowed by Cronos. Secondly, she is technically a goddess of wisdom, but Zeus didn't have to work to hard to trick into turning into a fly.

'''Leto'''

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'''.

* 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.

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* RedemptionEqualsLife: Some sources claim that Prometheus prophesied that Zeus would make a critical mistake that would cause him to fall the way Kronos fell, and that only Prometheus could prevent. This is said to be one reason why Zeus eventually relented and allowed Herakles to free Prometheus. Prometheus would eventually make good on his word by warning Zeus not to woo the sea-nymph Thetis, since any son she bore would be stronger than his father. This probably saved Zeus's throne.
* SatanIsGood: Obviously pre-dates the idea of Satan's fall, but the positive interpretation of Satan comes from him - a rebel against a Selfish God/gods who brings knowledge to humanity.

'''Asteria'''

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[[folder: Helios / Helius / Sol]]
The titan goddess of nocturnal oracles and falling stars, she was the daughter of the titans Phoebe and Coeus, the sister of Leto, and the mother of Hekate. She flung herself into the Aegean Sea to escape the womanizing Zeus (while transformed as a quail) and thus became the "quail island", Ortygia, which became later identified with island of Delos. It was the only piece of Earth that would give refuge to Leto when she was pursued by the always vengeful Hera while pregnant with Zeus's children.

'''Pallas'''

A
Titan god associated with war, possibly making him Ares' predecessor. He was of the son of Crius and Eurybia, the brother of Astraeus and Perses, and the husband of Styx. Was actually killed by Athena sun, known as '''Sol''' in the war Roman pantheon. Sometimes equated with Apollo, he is usually the one driving a chariot of fiery steeds across the sky.
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Same as Selene. Helios is literally the [[UsefulNotes/{{TheSun}} Sun]] itself.
* IGaveMyWord: When his son Phaethon asks for evidence of his paternity, Helios swears on the River Styx to do anything he can to prove it. When Phathon demands to drive the chariot
of the Gigantes. Became conflated with Athena in later years, sun Helios desperately tries to talk him out of it, telling him at length about how difficult and dangerous the task is, to the point that in EdgarAllanPoe's The Raven, a bust of Athena is identified as "Pallas".
* OneSteveLimit: Triton has a daughter named Pallas which leads to..
** DependingOnTheWriter: Is he mortal? Is he Athena's friend, parent, foster parent? Both of them have some role in Athena's life but who gets what and what degree varies drastically.

'''Styx'''

No, not the river in the Underworld; the Titan goddess, mother of Zelus, Nike, Kratos ([[VideoGame/GodOfWar not that Kratos]]), and Bia, husband of Pallas, and daughter of Oceanus and Tethys. During the Titanomachy, she sided with and came to Zeus's aide, being one of the first
Zeus himself wouldn't be able to do so. For this, her name became a binding oath for the gods.

* HeelFaceTurn: Joined Zeus to overthrow the Titans
* JumpedAtTheCall: She was the first Titan to switch sides and help overthrow the Titanomachy

'''Metis'''

A daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, making her a Oceanid. Was actually Zeus's first spouse, and was a goddess of Wisdom and deep thought, though her name actually implies a combination of wisdom and cunning. It was Metis who gave Zeus the poison that forced Cronos to vomit out his children. However, Zeus feared Metis, because she was was prophesied to have extremely powerful children, the second of which
it - it would be more powerful impossible for anyone other than Zeus Helios himself. Zeus promptly tricked Metis into turning herself into a fly, after which he promptly swallowed her. Metis, however, was already pregnant with a powerful child (Athena), But Phaethon insists, and went to work building armor for her inside Zeus, causing Helios can't go back on his word, so he ''very'' reluctantly lets him great pain. Eventually, one way or another, Zeus got do it. With predictable, borderline apocalyptic results.
* LightEmUp
* LightIsNotGood: Not himself (unless pissed off), but
his head cracked open, and out popped Athena. What became of Metis after that is unknown.

* AndIMustScream: After Zeus swallowed her, she spent the rest of her life inside of him. She's a titan, which makes her immortal. You do the math.
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: She didn't die, but she still suffered a pretty undignified fate.
* {{Irony}}: Two sets of it. Firstly, Metis was swallowed by Zeus the same way that Zeus's siblings (whom she helped rescue)
daughters were swallowed by Cronos. Secondly, she is technically often witches who had a goddess of wisdom, but Zeus didn't have to work to hard to trick into turning into a fly.

'''Leto'''

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
power called "evil eye", derived 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 himself; Circe is '''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.
famous one.



* ShipperOnDeck: Agrees that Hades is the perfect husband for Persephone. Demeter is not amused.
* 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.
** Then there's Medea's prayer to him:'O sire, give me the right to guide thy fire-bearing steeds with the flaming reins; then let Corinth . . . [[KillItWithFire be consumed by flames]] and bring the two seas together.'
* TooDumbToLive: His son, Phaeton, asks to drive the chariot of the sun as proof that he is actually Helios' son. No version of the story ends well.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Leto / Latona]]
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'''.
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* 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.
* PhysicalGod




'''Potamoi'''

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.

* 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

'''Astraeus'''

The Titan god of the dusk, and son of Crius and Eurybia (however, Hyginas identifies him as a Gigantes and son of Tartarus and Gaia). Was the husband of Eos (goddess of the dawn), and together, they were daybreak and nightfall. They are the parents of the Anemoi and Astra Planeta (Wandering Planets).

* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of the dusk.
* ContinuitySnarl
** MultipleChoicePast
* 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.

'''Perses'''

Son of the Titans Kreios and Eurybia, and the titan god of destruction. Was wed to Asteria and had the their child Hecate together.

* FlatCharacter: His daughter has entire books on herself and even his wife is more notable in mythology. His one claim to fame is having Hecate.

'''Menoetius'''

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\n'''Potamoi'''\n\nThe 3,000 sons [[/folder]]

[[folder: Metis]]
A daughter
of Oceanus and Tethys, and the fathers of Naiads, these groups of gods were the river gods of Greek Mythology, depicted in three forms: making her 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.

* 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
Oceanid. Was actually became the ancestors Zeus's first spouse, and was a goddess of some ''very'' important gods by virtue Wisdom and deep thought, though her name actually implies a combination of their association with equally important gods/Titans (the Oceanid Pleione gave birth to Maia, wisdom and cunning. It was Metis who gave birth to Zeus the Olympian Hermes).
* MakingASplash
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: 3,000 in total. And all of them are very beautiful.
* NatureSpirit

'''Astraeus'''

The Titan god of
poison that forced Cronos to vomit out his children. However, Zeus feared Metis, because she was was prophesied to have extremely powerful children, the dusk, second of which would be more powerful than Zeus himself. Zeus promptly tricked Metis into turning herself into a fly, after which he promptly swallowed her. Metis, however, was already pregnant with a powerful child (Athena), and son of Crius went to work building armor for her inside Zeus, causing him great pain. Eventually, one way or another, Zeus got his head cracked open, and Eurybia (however, Hyginas identifies him as a Gigantes and son out popped Athena. What became of Tartarus and Gaia). Was Metis after that is unknown.
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* AndIMustScream: After Zeus swallowed her, she spent
the husband rest of Eos (goddess her life inside of him. She's a titan, which makes her immortal. You do the dawn), and together, they were daybreak and nightfall. They are the parents of the Anemoi and Astra Planeta (Wandering Planets).

math.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of the dusk.
* ContinuitySnarl
** MultipleChoicePast
* FlatCharacter: He
DroppedABridgeOnHer: She didn't really have any myth associated with him; all die, but she still suffered a pretty undignified fate.
* {{Irony}}: Two sets of it. Firstly, Metis was swallowed by Zeus the same way
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
Zeus's siblings (whom she helped rescue) were swallowed by Cronos. Secondly, she is the god of dusk. His wife, Eos, is the technically a goddess of dawn. It's a rare thing, since most gods usually abide by the BirdsOfAFeather rule.

'''Perses'''

Son of the Titans Kreios and Eurybia, and the titan god of destruction. Was wed
wisdom, but Zeus didn't have to Asteria and had the their child Hecate together.

* FlatCharacter: His daughter has entire books on herself and even his wife is more notable in mythology. His one claim
work to fame is having Hecate.

'''Menoetius'''
hard to trick into turning into a fly.
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[[folder: Menoetius]]




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'''Epimetheus'''

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 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).

* 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."
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: It's right in their names. Although it takes quite an amount of foolishness to make Prometheus look responsible by comparision.
* MeaningfulName: It means "hindsight" or "afterthought".

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\n'''Epimetheus'''\n\nBrother to Prometheus and Atlas, and [[/folder]]

[[folder: Nereus]]
Eldest
son of Iapetus. Epimetheus was Pontus and Gaia, Nereus, (called the direct brother to Prometheus, and together, they "acted as representatives to mankind". While Prometheus was smart and crafty, Epimetheus was foolish and unwise. Epimetheus was initially tasked "Old Man of the Sea") is the father of the sea nymphs, the Nereids, 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).

* DidntThinkThisThrough:
** "Oh boy, oh boy! Humans, I'm going to put so much cool stuff on you! Like claws
lover Doris and a tail Titan god of the sea. He is a shapeshifter, with the power of prophecy, and night vision is very similar to the god, Proteus. Well known for being truthful 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 virtuous, he commonly helped heroes like Hercules 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."
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: It's right in
their names. Although it takes quite an amount of foolishness to make Prometheus look responsible by comparision.
quests.
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* MeaningfulName: It means "hindsight" or "afterthought".HermitGuru




'''Atlas'''

Probably one of the more well known Titans, his task, as punishment for fighting against Zeus during his war against the Titans, is to hold up Uranus (the sky) away from Gaia (the Earth) to prevent the two from "embracing". Generally considered the son of Iapetus and Asia. Later Hercules came to Atlas to ask him to retrieve the Golden Apples for him, one of his Twelve Labors. When Atlas returned, he attempted to trick Hercules into holding up Uranus permanently, as anyone who wants to take Atlas away from his task had to do it voluntarily. Hercules, however, tricked Atlas into retaking his load. Depending on the myth, Hercules either ran away with the apples, or built the two Pillars of Hercules to hold up the sky, thus freeing Atlas from his task forever and liberating him, much like how Hercules also liberated Prometheus.

* BarrierMaiden
* PhysicalGod
* SadlyMythtaken: Today, many people mistakenly believe that Atlas's task was to hold up the Earth, not the Heavens.

'''Asia'''

Asia is interesting: she is the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, making her a second generation Titan (and Oceanid), but is the wife of Iapetus, a first generation and her uncle. Together, she and her husband had Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus and Menoetius. It is from her that we get ''Asia'', as in the continent.

* 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.

'''Nereus'''

Eldest son of Pontus and Gaia, Nereus, (called the "Old Man of the Sea") is the father of the sea nymphs, the Nereids, with his lover Doris and a Titan god of the sea. He is a shapeshifter, with the power of prophecy, and is very similar to the god, Proteus. Well known for being truthful and virtuous, he commonly helped heroes like Hercules on their quests.

* HermitGuru
* PhysicalGod



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[[folder: Pallas]]
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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* OneSteveLimit: Triton has a daughter named Pallas which leads to...
** DependingOnTheWriter: Is he mortal? Is he Athena's friend, parent, foster parent? Both of them have some role in Athena's life but who gets what and what degree varies drastically.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Perses]]
Son of the Titans Kreios and Eurybia, and the titan god of destruction. Was wed to Asteria and had the their child Hecate together.
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* FlatCharacter: His daughter has entire books on herself and even his wife is more notable in mythology. His one claim to fame is having Hecate.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Prometheus]]
One of the original Titans who was neutral during the war between the Titans and Olympians (or, [[DependingOnTheWriter depending on which source you look at]], sided with Zeus simply because he foresaw he'd win). Instead, his sympathies were with [[PunyEarthlings man]]. One day he stole fire from the gods with Athena's assistance and gave it to man -- for this and duping Zeus into promising to take the more noxious parts of animals as sacrifices, he was ChainedToARock and tortured for centuries...until he was freed by the [[HalfHumanHybrid demigod]] Herakles.
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* AndIMustScream: Probably the UrExample; his punishment was not only being ChainedToARock; he had an eagle eating out his liver every day and, every night, his liver would regenerate and the process would repeat. Although he got out eventually thanks to Herakles.
* ChainedByFashion: Some stories say that even after Herakles freed him, Zeus declared that his sentence was permanent, thus Prometheus would always wear a wreath and a ring of his chain. Men in turn began to wear rings and wreaths in tribute to him.
* ChainedToARock: Of course.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: He's chained to the Caucasus, and every day, a bird eats his liver. Bonus points for recognizing the liver's regeneration capability.
* CrucifiedHeroShot
* HeroicSacrifice: Prometheus willingly gave man fire and enabled civilization to start developing, knowing full well the consequences he would suffer once Zeus got his hands on him.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Several ancient authors included this in his torment.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: The only god who would unfailingly put humanity before himself.
* MeaningfulName: His name means "Forethought".
* PhysicalGod
* RedemptionEqualsLife: Some sources claim that Prometheus prophesied that Zeus would make a critical mistake that would cause him to fall the way Cronus fell, and that only Prometheus could prevent. This is said to be one reason why Zeus eventually relented and allowed Herakles to free Prometheus. Prometheus would eventually make good on his word by warning Zeus not to woo the sea-nymph Thetis, since any son she bore would be stronger than his father. This probably saved Zeus's throne.
* SatanIsGood: Obviously pre-dates the idea of Satan's fall, but the positive interpretation of Satan comes from him - a rebel against a Selfish God/gods who brings knowledge to humanity.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Selene / Luna]]
The Titan goddess of the moon, known as '''Luna''' in the Roman pantheon. Specifically, she is the goddess who drives the chariot of the moon across the sky. Sister of Helios and Eos (all offspring of Hyperion) and the most well-known of the three, if only because her name makes for an elegant allusion and looks very French (the "e" at the end is not silent).
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* ActionGirl: According to Nonnus' Dionysiaca, she fought against the freaking [[EldritchAbomination Typhon]], which is why the Moon has craters. {{Badass}} indeed.
* 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".
* [[DudeShesLikeInAComa Dude He's Like In A Coma]]: She had fifty daughters with Endymion after he was put into an eternal slumber.
* {{Lunacy}}: She ''is'' the Moon.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Attempted to avert this with Endymion.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Often depicted as such.
* PhysicalGod
* SiblingYinYang: Compare Selene's [[SingleTargetSexuality obsession with a single man]] to Eos' [[ReallyGetsAround many husbands and young men]]. Bonus points for actually ''being'' Night and Day.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Apart from Endymion, she doesn't seem to have many other lovers.
* WingedHumanoid: Sometimes depicted with wings.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Styx]]
No, not the river in the Underworld; the Titan goddess, mother of Zelus, Nike, Kratos ([[VideoGame/GodOfWar not that Kratos]]), and Bia, husband of Pallas, and daughter of Oceanus and Tethys. During the Titanomachy, she sided with and came to Zeus's aide, being one of the first to do so. For this, her name became a binding oath for the gods.
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* HeelFaceTurn: Joined Zeus to overthrow the Titans.
* JumpedAtTheCall: She was the first Titan to switch sides and help overthrow the Titanomachy.
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!!Titan groups

[[folder: The Oceanids]]
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.
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* 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
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Potamoi]]
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.
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* 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
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21st Sep '16 3:54:54 PM Vox
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* IGaveMyWord: When his son Phaethon asks for evidence of his paternity, Helios swears on the River Styx to do anything he can to prove it. When Phathon demands to drive the chariot of the sun Helios desperately tries to talk him out of it, telling him at length about how difficult and dangerous the task is, to the point that Zeus himself wouldn't be able to do it - it would be impossible for anyone other than Helios himself. But Phaethon insists, and Helios can't go back on his word, so he ''very'' reluctantly lets him do it. With predictable, borderline apocalyptic results.
21st Sep '16 3:36:34 PM Vox
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* AndIMustScream: Probably the UrExample; his punishment was not only being ChainedToARock; he had an eagle eating out his liver every day and, every night, his liver would regenerate and the process would repeat.

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* AndIMustScream: Probably the UrExample; his punishment was not only being ChainedToARock; he had an eagle eating out his liver every day and, every night, his liver would regenerate and the process would repeat. Although he got out eventually thanks to Herakles.
11th Jul '16 1:23:07 PM MacedonianKing
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* FailedASpotCheck: He mistook a ''stone'' for the newborn Zeus. (Some versions of the story say that the Stone was wrapped in blankets like a baby.)

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* FailedASpotCheck: He mistook a ''stone'' for the newborn Zeus. (Some versions of the story say that the Stone stone was wrapped in blankets like a baby.)
11th Jul '16 1:22:36 PM MacedonianKing
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* FailedASpotCheck: He mistook a ''stone'' for the newborn Zeus.

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* FailedASpotCheck: He mistook a ''stone'' for the newborn Zeus. (Some versions of the story say that the Stone was wrapped in blankets like a baby.)
19th May '16 10:23:01 AM kataangluvr
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* AbusiveParents: Swallowing your newborn children doesn't win you the "Parent of the Year" award.
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.
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