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The Creator

    Kaos / Chaos / Arche 
A formless void that preceded the universe. Translates from Greek as emptiness, vast void, chasm, or abyss. In Classical Mythology, all things came into existence from Kaos. It is among the oldest of the Protogenoi, probably the oldest. It is not clear whether it is alive or not. Arche, the other term used to name this being if it is a being, translates roughly as: beginning, origin, first cause/power, sovereignty, domination, ultimate underlying substance, and ultimate indemonstrable principle. Thus, Kaos is the Arche in Classical Mythology.
  • Almighty Idiot: Is the progenitor of all of creation, but there's no indication that it's sentient.
  • Ambiguous Gender: It is quite possible Kaos has none at all.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of nothingness/emptiness.
  • Blow You Away: It is occassionally called a god of the air.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: In the Theogony, it is never mentioned again after creating Gaia, Tartarus, Eros, Erebus, and Nyx.
  • Eldritch Abomination: While just about everything else in this page is also this, it fits the trope the best. Ovid described it as "a rather crude and undigested mass, a lifeless lump, unfashioned and unframed, of jarring seeds and justly named Chaos."
  • God of Chaos: Assuming it is even alive, that is, being the god of the Primordial Chaos from which everything emerged.
  • The Older Immortal: If it even has sentience, which is unknown. It is usually the oldest being in the Greek Cosmology.
  • Power of the Void: Likely to be more along the lines of this, given how Kaos represents total, primal nothingness.
  • Primordial Chaos: Trope Namer, being the void from which the universe and all the divine sprang from.
  • Pronoun Trouble: For a "creature" supposedly lacking Tertiary Sexual Characteristics, and perhaps even gender, female pronouns are used a lot, though male and gender-neutral ones are common, too.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: In Theogony, it birthed Gaia, Tartarus, Nyx, and Erebos.
  • Truly Single Parent: It birthed several children all on its own. Not that it had much of an option, seeing as there were no other beings to mate with it at the time... though there is an account mentioning it produced all birds by mating with Eros.
  • Void Between the Worlds: Maybe. It is a bottomless gulf where anything falls endlessly and is a place without any possible orientation, where anything falls in every direction.

The Gods of Destiny

    Ananke / Anangke / Anance / Anagke / Necessitas 
A serpentine figure who represents the inevitability of things even the gods cannot change. In an Orphic tradition, she and her consort Chronos split open a cosmic egg to create the universe. The goddesses of fate are her children.

  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of the inevitability.
  • Demoted to Extra: In most accounts of Classical Greek mythology, Ananke was only ever mentioned sparsely as the mother of the goddesses of fate. This is because she was introduced into Greek mythology from Orphic religion, in which she was a larger figure.
  • God Couple: With Khronos.
  • The Older Immortal: In Orphic tradition, Ananke and Chronos are collectively the first beings, and Chaos is their child (along with Aether and the egg from which the universe and the Firstborn Phanes are born from).
  • You Can't Fight Fate: The reminder for everyone.

    Khronos / Chronus 
A serpent figure who does not age, representing the concept of time. Together with his consort Ananke, he split open a cosmic egg to create the universe. The goddesses of fate are his children. He is often confused with Cronus even in antiquity due to the similarity of their names.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of time itself.
  • Demoted to Extra: In most accounts of Greek mythology (which does not confuse him with Cronus), Khronus is typically mentioned only as Ananke's consort. This is because he was introduced into Greek mythology from Orphic religion, in which he was a larger figure.
  • God Couple: With Ananke.
  • Multiple Head Case: He is usually described as a serpent with the heads of three different animals.
  • The Older Immortal: In Orphic tradition, Chronos and Ananke are collectively the first beings, and Chaos is their child (along with Aether and the egg from which the universe and the Firstborn Phanes are born from).
  • One-Steve Limit: Kind of averted. His name sounding nearly identical to Cronus is what led to storytellers over the years conflating the two and giving Cronus the domain of time, which is where Father Time comes from.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: Because of the similar sound of Cronus and Chronus (or Kronos and Khronos), the titan Cronus become associated with time, like the protogen Khronos. The character of Father Time 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).
  • Winged Humanoid: Despite his description as serpentine, this is how he is most often depicted.

Aion is another primordial god of time, and as such commonly conflated with Khronos (who by himself is commonly conflated with Kronus). However, Khronos represents the concept of time (AKA empirical time as divided into past present and future), Aion represents "cyclical time" (AKA the understanding that future is simply another version of the past, that the universe is an eternal cycle). He is associated with the Zodiac and the orb or sphere that encompasses the universe.

First Generation

    Protogenos / Phanes / Protogonos 
Literally designated as the first born (implying that earlier beings like Kaos, Chronos and Ananke were not born) and the personification of progenation, the coming-into-being of all existence.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of new life and procreation.
  • Demoted to Extra: Subverted. While other primordial deities introduced to Greek mythology from Orphic religions (Khronus and Ananke) are subject to this trope, Phanes remains a prominent deity in the cosmogony of many accounts of Greek mythology.
  • Eldritch Abomination: He is somewhat less comprehensible for us.
  • Hermaphrodite: Is depicted with a pair of breasts and a penis in artwork.
  • I Have Many Names: Has other names depending on the oral tradition for what the first concept was, including: Phanes (Appearance), Ericapaeus (Power), Metis (Thought), and Himeros/Eros (Procreation). He is not the same being as the son of Aphrodite, however.
  • The Maker: Phanes is the closest thing to a true creator god that Greek mythology has, being the drive that causes all things to exist.
  • Pronoun Trouble: As noted above, "he" is a hermaphrodite addressed with male pronouns rather than neutral ones.
  • Top God: In Orphism, Phanes is the first of these, followed by Nyx, Ouranos, Kronos, Zeus, and (eventually) Dionysus.
  • Winged Humanoid: He is described as having a helmet and broad golden wings.

Personification of Creation and female creation counterpart to Protogenos in some accounts. Born at the same time as Hydros. Not to be confused with Thetis, a Nymph who is the mother of Achilles by Peleus.

    Nyx / Nox
The personification of Night and daughter of Kaos. In certain texts and poems, Nyx, rather than Chaos, is the first protogeneia from which creation comes; however those surviving texts are often lacking in context and considered incomplete accounts.
  • All-Powerful Bystander: Though always treated as a fundamental aspect of the cosmos, Nyx's presence and significance differs heavily between various accounts. These two examples can be considered the most common depiction of Nyx, but hardly the only ones.
    • In Theogeny and Homeric myth Nyx is presented as almost a footnote, either historic or in the present respectively. Still, in the latter it was claimed Zeus didn't smite Hypnos because he feared angering his mother Nyx. In the Dionysiaca the retelling of Zeus's pursuit of Hypnos calls her "vanquisher of gods and men," implying she was more active and quite formidable in some story lost to time.
    • In Orphic myth she plays a far more active role as the jailer of Kronus and a source of Oracles; no mean feats.
  • Big Fancy House: Some accounts mention she has a special residence in Tartarus, where she lives alongside her children.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Crossed with God Couple with Erebos.
  • Dark Is Evil: Depending on the mood. Hesiod calls her "evil" Nyx while Aeschylus, Aratus, Quintus Smyrnaeus, and Statius call her "kindly" Nyx. Certainly, there's little description of her doing anything evil, save perhaps for creating her dreaded children.
  • The Dreaded: Nearly all the deities, including Zeus, take great care not to get on her bad side—not least of which because she spawned other feared divinities like the Furies.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In the Argonautica she's disturbed by the dark rites performed by Medea, causing her to slow her pace across the sky. This is no mean feat since Nyx herself is a goddess of witchcraft.
  • Gorn: She gave birth to Lyssa (Madness) with Ouranos' blood following his castration by Cronus.
  • Humanoid Abomination: She is usually represented as a gorgeous female human but has some eldritch vibes herself.
  • "Just So" Story: The cycle of day and night is explained by Nyx and Hemera taking turns on entering and leaving Tartarus.
  • Mama Bear: Maybe, even Zeus doesn't dare to risk it and allowed Hypnos to escape after causing misfortune to Heracles.
  • Mother of a Thousand Young: Hesiod states Nyx gave birth to over 15 deities, many of whom are fearsome. Examples include Thanatos (Death), Nemesis (Revenge), Moros (Doom), Oizys (Misery), Lyssa (Mad Rage), Apate (Deceit), Geras (Old Age), but also Hemera (Day), Hypnos (Sleep), Oneiroi (Dreams), Momus (god of sarcasm), and Philotes (friendship).
  • Pet the Dog: Aratus says that the constellation of Ara being hidden from sight is the result of Nyx weeping for imperilled sailors soon to be caught in a storm.
  • The Sacred Darkness: As goddess of the night.
  • Shipper on Deck: In Claudians' take on the Abduction of Persephone, Nyx blessed Hades and Persephone's union at their wedding.
  • Top God: In Orphism, Nyx is the second of the Lords of the Universe, following Phanes and preceding Ouranos.
  • Truly Single Parent: Depending on the Writer, she conceived all of her non-protogenos offspring alone, without Erebos' help. Averted in other tellings, where she and Erebos had children the old fashioned way.

    Erebos / Erebus 
The personification of darkness, son of Kaos, and brother-husband of Nyx.

    Eros / Cupid
The god of love. His more famous Roman name is Cupidus (Cupid).
  • Adaptational Curves: Hit Eros pretty hard. While usually represented as a svelt and thin young man, as time went by his Roman form Cupid became more and more known as a chubby little boy.
  • Age Lift: Modern portrayals often depict him as a child, but he was frequently depicted as a young adult in classical art.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of love. That is the minor god version, Eros as a Protogenoi is seen as procreation and desire more than the feeling of love.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He was known to be pretty coldly unforgiving against those who slighted and insulted him, despite being one of the most benevolent gods towards mortals. Just ask Apollo how much hurt this guy can lay out towards you.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He managed to best even the greatest of gods by potshots from far away with his bow, with arrows made from his powers.
  • Cupid's Arrow: He was depicted making people fall in love by shooting them in many myths, and can be considered the Trope Maker, but also Deconstructed thanks to the reasons and effects of some of his jobs - Narcissus with his own image in a pond on the request of Nemesis as punishment for all the women and men he spurned and drove to desperation or worse, and it ended with his death either by drowning in the attempt to kiss the image or starving to death because he was too busy admiring his image for anything else. Medea, instead, was made to fall in love with Jason on request of his protector Hera so she would help him claim the Golden Fleece, except this Magical Girlfriend was also crazy enough to cut her own brother into little pieces when he tried to stop them, and when Jason broke his oath of eternal love to Medea her reaction was such that Hera, who should have punished him, could do nothing but let him live with what Medea had done.
  • Decomposite Character: Early sources thought of him as a protogenos who emerged self formed from an egg at the beginning of creation, but later ones saw him as the young son and/or servant of Aphrodite.
  • The Dreaded: He was perceived as a being even the Gods feared, as his utilization of the Power of Love meant that he could manipulate them.
  • Friendly, Playful Dolphin: He gets along with them and was often depicted riding them, though his sacred animal was a hare.
  • God Couple: With Psyche by the end.
  • Happily Married: With Psyche, even though Aphrodite is a real bitch to her daughter-in-law.
  • Heart Beat-Down: If he has anything to say about it (and he does) you will feel the love tonight, no ifs, ands, or buts. Just ask Hades.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: He had a lot in common with his mother Aphrodite. Both have a dominion over love and lust, are among the most beautiful gods, aren't coy about taking their clothes off, etc.
  • Love at First Sight: Inspires this. Also ends up a victim of this. See Psyche's entry.
  • Love God: The Trope Maker.
  • Love Potion: His arrows. Though he also had the opposite as well. He had TWO types of arrows in his arsenal. The love inducing arrows that everyone knows about were described as made of gold with sharp tips, but the second type was made of lead with blunted tips. Those hit with the lead arrows would feel powerful hated for the first person they saw.
  • Momma's Boy: He was his mother's constant companion.
  • Mr. Fanservice / Hot God: He was very often depicted as an extremely handsome young man and rarely depicted as wearing clothes.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: He is alternatively considered a primordial deity born of Chaos, and by contrast one of the younger deities and son of Aphrodite and Ares. It should be noted many have also come to the conclusion that there were simply '''two''' gods named Eros.
  • Non Human Lover Reveal: Just ask Psyche. The poor thing was VERY shocked.
  • Parental Incest: Zig-Zagged. In the versions he's Afrodite's son, the gods of love and sex are never shown even contemplating having sex with each other; While, in some versions where he's a protogenoi, he conceived the birds by having a sexual intercourse with Chaos.
  • Pet the Dog: Towards mortals as a whole he was more compassionate in comparison to the majority of the other gods. This is seen in the fact that he shows his Beware the Nice Ones side with them quite less than towards his fellow immortals.
  • The Power of Love: Not even Zeus is immune to love. Ironically, not even Eros himself is immune to it. Cue Psyche's myth.
  • The Power of Hate: No one is immune to hate either.
  • Pretty Boy: Pretty much every version of him is described as 'the fairest of the deathless ones'.
  • Really 700 Years Old: All gods are immortal, but Zeus Lampshades this trope in Lucian's Dialogues of the Gods, in which Eros tries to pass himself off as a child who doesn't know any better.
    Zeus: A child, and born before Iapetus was ever thought of? You bad old man! Just because you have no beard, and no white hairs, are you going to pass yourself off for a child?
  • Sadly Mythtaken: The whole "love is blind" thing. He was originally considered superior to Ananke (Necessity) because he did value beauty, and drove people and gods to do more than just what was necessary.
  • Theme Twin Naming: With Himeros, and sometimes Anteros.
  • Thicker Than Water: Despite his mother being shallow, unreliable, and all around bitchy, he still served her faithfully.
  • The Trickster: Shows subtle elements of this.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Shirtless, pantsless, underwearless... he wasn't too into clothing.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Apollo thought this, but he quickly found out that Heart Is an Awesome Power and Love Hurts.
  • Winged Humanoid: Very much so.

    Gaia / Gaea / Tellus / Terra 

Γαῖα | Terra | 🜨
The personification of earth. Her Roman name is Terra Mater/Tellus (the first literally means "Mother Earth"). Nowadays, as you might have guessed, she is very much worshipped by NeoPagans, being thus perhaps the most well known and loved of all pagan goddesses, being the mother of humanity, gods and the universe alike.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of the Earth itself.
  • Apron Matron: She is the extremely powerful mother of all.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: She had sex with Tartarus and gave birth to Typhon.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: She encouraged her son Kronos to overthrow his father Ouranos because her husband didn't like the abominations they "created" and casted the Elder Cyclops and Hekantonkheires (their first non-titan offspring, which Ouranos liked the least) in Tartarus (often depicted as a part of her; keep reading), then encouraged her grandson Zeus to overthrow Kronos when the latter threw the Elder Cyclopes and Hekantonkheires into Tartarus again, and then created the Giants and Typhon to overthrow Zeus for locking up the Titans... Yeah, she has confusing moral alliances. In fairness, she does seem to back off when Zeus defeats Typhon.
  • Decomposite Character: While she was widely acknowledged by the Greeks and Romans alike, she was very inconsistently distinguished from other fertility goddesses such as Rhea or Demeter, much like Apollo and Helios were often considered the same. Confusion ensued when the Romans equated other fertility mother goddesses worshipped by conquered peoples, but the cult of the Mother Earth was more important than petty differentiation between deities.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Along with Green Thumb. Within her capacities, but by no means the only powers she had.
  • The Dreaded: Even the Olympians opted out of directly messing with her, as she is ruthless with those who caused her offense.
  • Eldritch Abomination: She was more of a force of nature than the typical "human with superpowers" the posterior gods like the Olympians were. If the myths are to go by, she has some seriously Bizarre Alien Biology and a barely human (but still understandable) way of thinking.
  • Elemental Embodiment: Of the Earth.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Another of her powers. It allowed her to create an adamantine scythe for Kronos.
  • Gaia's Vengeance: Subverted. Literally, and three times according to mythology. She, however, couldn't care less about how many trees you cut or oceans you pollute; in Greek myth, after all, she wasn't responsible for all aspects of nature. To her, what mattered was whereas someone was causing her pain or not, as well as rewarding those who worshiped her.
  • Genius Loci: She literally is the Earth, not merely the goddess thereof.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: To both Typhon and the Gigantomachy. She had both Typhon and the giants make war with the Olympians, however doesn't personally get involved in the war.
  • Gruesome Grandparent: She sired Typhon and later the Giants to get revenge on Zeus and the Olympians for overthrowing and imprisoning her children the Titans. Except for Aphrodite, the Olympians are all her grandchildren or great-grandchildren.
  • Jerkass Gods: Now you know where the Olympians get it from. She instigated several divine conflicts, most notably birthing Typhon to avenge Cronus being deposed by Zeus, never mind that Cronus was guilty of the same thing Gaia had Cronus castrate his own father, Ouranos for.
  • Lazy Bum: She is depicted in mythology as extremely powerful, but prefers to spawn (relatively) minor abominations to do her dirty work.
  • Mama Bear: She will not take kindly to anyone messing with her kids. However, it is unknown if she actually cared for her offspring or if she just wanted to have them out of her.
  • Mood-Swinger: Befitting the embodiment of nature's volatility, she is prone to changing moods on a whim.
  • Mother of a Thousand Young: Just like her sister Nyx, Gaia had MANY children. Examples include Ouranos, Pontus, the Elder Cyclopes, the Hekatonkheires, the Titans, the Giants, Phorcys, the Ourea, the Nesoi, Argus Panoptes, Delphyne, and Typhon.
  • Nature Is Not Nice: She was not a pure benevolent figure as much as she is a true force of nature. She cared little for everyone else, so long as they weren't filling her bowels and causing her pain. Thus, she spawned several monsters to kill the ruling gods, regardless of the lives at stake. She did care about her followers, however.
  • Parental Incest: Her male counterpart, Ouranos, with whom she gave birth to many the Titans, Cyclops, Hecatoncheires, and the Giants, was actually her firstborn. She also mated with her son Pontus, whom with she conceived the minor god Phorcys.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: Sometimes depicted as a titan, which to most people is a loose definition of any non-Olympian ancient deity.
  • Seers: Aside from having prophecy skills herself (for example, foreseeing that Kronos would be overthrown by his own son), Gaia can provide others with prophetic visions through cracks on the earth's surface—this is thought to be how the famous Oracle at Delphi did it.
  • Shipper on Deck: After Hades fell in love with Persephone, Gaia made flowers bloom that lured the girl into Hades arms.
  • Truly Single Parent: While most of her children were fathered by other gods, her very first children, Ouranos, Pontus, the Ourea, the Nesoi, Argus Panoptes and Delphyne, were hers alone.

The personification of the underworld, or that special part of it where the dead suffer. This makes him different from other underworld gods in mythology, as their underworld takes on their name, in the form of ruler's domain; a common mistake complicated by the fear of speaking the name of death-related deities. He is located below Gaea.
  • Almighty Janitor: He is powerful enough to hold the Titans and several monsters prisoner for eternity, and is apparently content with the position as jailer/jail of the gods.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of Hell itself.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: He had sex with Gaia, who then gave birth to Typhon.
  • Eldritch Abomination: How else can you really describe a being that is literally Hell incarnate?
  • Genius Loci: He is the Greek equivalent to Hell as an individual.
  • Hell: The living embodiment of it.
  • Loyal to the Position: Loyalty doesn't seem to be big on his list of priorities, yet he Is constantly used to contain threats to the gods by whichever one is in power at the time, likely because he is simply the only one powerful enough to do so.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He is the can the gods used to seal evil in.
  • The Underworld: He is a part of it.

    Hydros / Hydrus 
Personification of fresh waters in Orphic religion, born at the same time as Thesis.

Second Generation

    Aether / Aither 
The personification of the upper sky, that bright, glowing, pure air that gods breath; the son of Erebos and Nyx; and the the brother-husband of Hemera. In other texts, he is the son of Chronos and Ananke and the brother of Erebos.

    Hemera / Dies 
The personification of the day, daughter of Erebos and Nyx, mated to her brother Aether.

The personification of mountains, and a group of gods who were the offspring of Gaia alone. They were were named Aitna, Athos, Helikon, Kithairon, Nysos, Olympus, Oreios, Parnes, and Tmolus. Each mountain was also said to have its own local nymph as well, called an Oread.

The personification of islands. They were apparently Ourea cast into the sea by an angry Poseidon.

    Ouranos / Uranus / Caelus 

Οὐρανός | Caelus | ⛢
The personification of the sky, the first ruler of the universe, son and husband of Gaia, and father of the Elder Cyclopes, Hekathaoriontes, Titans, and the Giants.
  • Abusive Dad: He imprisoned his first sets of non-titanic children, the Elder Cyclopes and Hekathaoriontes, in Tartarus because of their bizarre appearances.
  • Abusive Offspring: Before the days of the Olympians, Ouranos abused Gaia, who gave birth to him through no male. When she had her children (and his, as they were married as well), he would force the ugly-looking ones back into her womb. When Cronus defeated Ouranos with her help, she was so overjoyed the Earth became fertile for many years to come.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of the sky itself.
  • Asshole Victim: Gaia didn't like his actions towards their children and had one of the Titans, Cronus, castrate, dismember, and overthrow Ouranos. Although Ouranos is still alive after Cronus castrated him, Ouranos was sliced to so many pieces that he is effectively dead, unable to do anything.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Ouranos wasn't regarded by the Greeks as very humanoid; while he probably assumed a humanoid form to copulate with Gaia, he was seen as either a shapeless being or as a solid dome or sphere that formed the sky... and that was still alive and screwed Gaia regularly.
  • Elemental Embodiment: Of the sky.
  • Evil Overlord: He was the original ruler of the world and a total jerk.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: A lot of the problems the Titans and their children would have as people can probably be traced back to his wonderful parenting. His severed body parts also spawned Aphrodite, the Furies, and the Satyrs.
  • Groin Attack: On the receiving end of this by his son Cronus.
  • Heel–Face Turn: A confusingly fast one in the Theogony. For some reason, Ouranos stayed with Gaia and the two helped Rhea hide Zeus, despite the fact that Gaia assisted the Titans in overthrowing him. Averted in later tellings, where he is either damaged beyond repair or just disappears.
  • Light Is Not Good: Sort of. In art, he is generally depicted as a Grandpa God much like Zeus, generally wearing light blue or other light colours. The only humanoid depictions made by the Greeks have him as considerably younger looking and naked, as otherwise he appeared as a dome or sphere as mentioned above, always carried by Atlas.
  • Parental Incest: Most of his children were birthed by his mother Gaia.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: His spiteful prediction to Cronus could be considered this since it was paranoia from this prediction that led Cronus to swallow his kids alive. Guess how happy they were about that.
  • Starter Villain: The very first antagonist of the Classical Mythos.
  • Taking You with Me: Unwilling to go down without leaving his son paranoid about suffering the same fate...or giving the Titans their nickname.
  • Truly Single Parent: A purely accidental example—his severed testicles ended up mixing with the ocean's foam and producing Aphrodite, making him effectively her "father." This possibly applies to the Meliae (Ash Nymphs), the Furies, and the Giants, too, but most accounts claim that the latter ones were born to his blood mixing with the Earth, which would make them Gaia's children as well.

The personification of the sea, born from Gaea without a mate like Ouranus.

    The Hekatonkheires / Hecatoncheires 
The personification of natural disasters, a trio of giants with 100 arms and 50 heads, and sons of Ouranos and Gaia - the brothers Briareus (sometimes known as Aegaion), Kottos/Cottus, and Gyges. They had the same names in Roman myths, but their collective name was Centimani.
  • Almighty Janitor: They serve as jailers to the Titans in the same way the Dragon Kampe was to them. By some accounts, Briareus became Zeus's gardener after ousting the Titans.
  • Depending on the Writer: The treatment of Briareus and Aegaion. Sometimes, they were separate entities, with Aegaion being usually on Zeus's side while Briareus being usually either a Titan or a hundred-hander on Cronus's side. Or either of them was a Giant who fought against the Gods.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Very much so.
  • Elemental Embodiment: Of natural disasters.
  • Flat Character: Gyges and Kottos never received a fraction of attention as Briareus/Aegaion did.
  • The Grotesque: They were very ugly, to the point Ouranos sealed them away in Tartarus shortly after they were born with their other brothers, the Cyclopes. However, they are most definitely loyal to the Olympians after Zeus freed them in the final year of the Titanomachy.
  • The Lancer: Briareus/Aegaion has been described as Zeus's champion and had come to the latter's aid before when the eldest Olympians rebelled.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: They have more than 100 arms and are VERY good with them.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: As the gods of natural disasters, this is a given.
  • Red Baron: Briareus was "The Vigorous", Aegaion was the "Sea Goat", Kottos was "The Furious", and Gyges was the "Big Limbed".
  • Spam Attack: With their 100 hands, they were able to launch hundreds of mountain-sized rocks at the Titans continuously until they were too overwhelmed to fight back.
  • We Used to Be Friends: They and the Elder Cyclopes were the main reason Gaia wanted Cronus to rebel in the first place. However, Cronus either freed the Hekatonkheires and Elder Cyclopes and put them back in some time later or just kept them inside Tartarus, guarded by Kampe.

Third Generation

The personification of the primordial sea, daughter of Aether and Hemera, and wife of Pontus.