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

The previous king of the gods, he was the leader of the Titans, the generation of gods prior to the Olympians. Typically associated with time (mostly due to the similarity of his name with the Greek word for "time"), he was actually a god associated with agriculture and fertility. In fact, his modern view as a GodOfEvil is debatable; he ate his offspring ''sans'' Zeus, true, but he was sometimes also stated to have brought a golden age to Man, which ended once Zeus was in domain. Unfortunately, here we again see the effects of ContinuitySnarl: sometimes, mankind didn't even exist until after the Olympians took over.

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.

* ArchnemesisDad: To Zeus and his siblings
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: As the previous king of the gods
* BigBad: If you root for Zeus and his siblings, that is.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: He killed his father who had imprisoned his siblings which made his mother upset. However, he not only turned his back on them, but he even began to eat his own children to retain his status; becoming as cruel if not more than his father
* CallingTheOldManOut: Castrated and overthrew his dad Ouranos for imprisoning the cyclopse in Tartaros. Shame he didn't turn out to be much better.
* ChildEater / EatsBabies: Each kid he had with Rhea was eaten, except Zeus.
* FailedASpotCheck: He mistook a ''stone'' for the newborn Zeus.
* GoodPowersBadPeople: An interpretation of his moral alignment, as he was an agricultural god who may have brought a golden age to mankind, and yet ate his offspring and probably raped his wife (how else would she have made more babies to be eaten?), and disrespected Gaia's wish to free his imprisoned siblings.
* GreenThumb: As the god of agriculture
* ImAHumanitarian: Eat his newborn children one by one in order to preserve his rule, but unlike most examples, it's less permanent as Zeus manages to have them vomit them all 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]].
** [[FridgeLogic In some texts]], the true forms of the Titans are massive enough to use mountains as thrones, so he's probably BiggerOnTheInside.
* PhysicalGod
* 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).
* SinisterScythe: His token item, and a very rare example of it being tied to agriculutre then death.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: A possible interpretation is that he devoured his children not only out of fear of being overthrown, but to keep the Golden Age going. The Golden Age ended with his reign.


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]]).

* CastSpeciation
* LightEmUp
* LightIsNotGood: If depicted negatively.
* MeaningfulName: His name means "he who watches from above". Aside from fire, lightning and astronomical objects are the most obvious natural light sources.
* PhysicalGod
* WeHardlyKnewYe

'''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.

* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name means ''Piercer''.
* PhysicalGod

'''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.

* CastingAShadow: Associated with the dark northern sky.
* PhysicalGod
* StarPower: Associated with the northern star and the axis of the Heavens.

'''Krios''' (Crius)

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

* AnimalMotifs: His name means Ram.
* PhysicalGod
* StarPower: Also associated with constellations.


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.

* HeroicNeutral: Oceanus never involved himself in things like the overthrowing of Uranus or the Titanomachy
* MakingASplash
* PhysicalGod
* SnakePeople: He has the lower body of a serpent.


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


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.


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


Wife of Oceanus and a sea goddess, she was the mother of the chief rivers of the world (know to the Greeks at the time) such as the Nile. She is also probably most well known for a having ''a lot'' of children. In fact, other than being everybody's mother, she really plays no other major role in Greek literary tradition, other than raising Hera as her step child during the war with the Titans. Is supposedly the reason Ursa Major and Ursa Minor are circumpolar (at Hera's request).

* BrotherSisterIncest
* PhysicalGod


Theia was a Titan goddess and wife of Hyperion. Her name simply means ''goddess'', which should tell you that there is not very much to her character. She, however, may have been a Titan glory. Some sources do stress that she gave eyesight to mankind and that she was the mother of Helios, however.

* ExtraOreDinary: Appearently associated with gold and shiny metals, as per Pindar's Fifth Isthmian.
* FlatCharacter: Even compared to other members of her generation, there is not much special about her.
* IHaveManyNames: Also according to the aforementioned Fifth Isthmian, Theia is "the goddess of many names".
* LightEmUp: As with most of her family.
* PhysicalGod


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

[[folder: Second Generation Titans]]

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 cratters. {{Badass}} indeed.
* [[DudeShesLikeInAComa Dude He's Like In A Coma]]: She had fifty daughters with Endymion after he was put into an eternal slumber.
* 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 children]]. 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.

* 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.
* PhysicalGod
* ShipperOnDeck: Agrees that Hades is the perfect husband for Persephone. Demeter is not amused.
* 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.
** 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.


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.

* 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.
* PhysicalGod
* PietaPlagiarism: [[OlderThanFeudalism Sort of.]] She had a son called Memnon who was killed in UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar, and in some paintings was depicted as holding him across her knees.
* ReallyGetsAround: After sleeping with Ares, she was cursed by Aphrodite to have an unquenchable lust.
* WingedHumanoid: Also depicted as having wings.


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.
* 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 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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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'''.

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


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


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).

* ContinuitySnarl
** MultipleChoicePast


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.


Brother to Prometheus and Atlas, and son of Iapetus. His one claim to fame is that Zeus kicked his butt during the war with the Titans and banished him down to Tartarus.

* PhysicalGod


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).

* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: It's right in their names. Although it takes quite an amount of foolishness to make Prometheus look responsible by comparision.
* PhysicalGod


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 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.


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
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: While never depicted as ugly (and as a shapeshifter he can look however he wants) his daughters and especially his son Nerites are considered beautiful.
* WillNotTellALie: Famous for his honesty and willingness to give heroes straightforward answers unlike the oracles.