Important Titans in Greek Mythology

Cronus

  • The youngest of the first generation of Titans
  • Son of Uranus and Gaea
  • God of time
  • Usually depicted with a sickle
  • Father of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Hestia, Hera

Atlas:

  • Titan burdened to hold the sky for eternity
  • He was the general of Titans during the war with the Olympians
  • Son of Iapetus and Clymene

Oceanus:

  • Titan who was the personification of the sea and Titan god of the river Okeanos which was believed to circle the whole world
  • First decedant of Uranus and Gaea as well

Prometheus:

  • Titan who was known as a trickster and started the human civilization
  • Defied Zeus and the gods by giving the humans fire to help them advance and progress in their lives
  • As punishment, he is now chained to a rock, and an eagle will eat his liver, which regenerates, everyday at the same time

Rhea:

  • Wife of Cronus and mother of the first 6 Olympians
  • Daughter of Uranus and Gaea
  • Also a symbol of motherhood
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