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Friday, December 10, 2010

Titans (Greek mythology) Gods of Olympus

First generation
The first generation of Titans, children of Uranus and Gaea, consists of:

* Titans:
or ocean, the river circling the world.
or CEO, Titan of intelligence.
or I breed, the god of flocks and herds, Euribia husband (daughter of Pontus) and father of Pallas.
and Hyperion, the astral fire.
or Iapetus, husband and father Clymene Oceanid Prometheus, ancestor of the human race.
or Cronos, the youngest, who dethroned Uranus and became king of the gods.
* Earthen:
and Phoebe, the gold crown.
or Mnemosyne, the personification of memory and mother of the Muses by Zeus.
or Rhea, queen of the gods to Cronus.
and Themis, the embodiment of divine order, the laws and customs, and mother of the Hours and the Fates by Zeus.
and Thetis, the goddess of the sea.
or Tea, the goddess of sight.
Some authors also consider some of this generation to Dione, while others consider it a Oceanid.
Marriage between siblings was common in Greek mythology, and several earthen Titans and joined, spawning a second generation of Titans:

* Ocean and Tethys fathered Oceánides nymphs, rivers (oceans) and springs.
* Tea Hyperion and Helios (the sun), Selene (the moon) and Eos (the dawn).
* CEO and two daughters Phoebe, Lete and Asteria.
* Cronus and Rea formed the most important partner, as were the kings of the gods, and had six children:
or Hestia, goddess of the hearth.
or Hera, goddess of fidelity and marriage, queen of Olympus.
or Hades, god of the underworld.
or Demeter, goddess of agriculture.
or Poseidon, god of the oceans.
or Zeus, supreme god, king of the gods of Olympus.
Second generation

Head of a Titan (National Archaeological Museum of Athens).
By extension, also known by the name Titans to some of the descendants of the first generation:

* Asteria, daughter of Coeus and Phoebe.
* Astrea, goddess of justice, says predecessor.
* Astraeus, father of the winds and the wandering stars.
* Atlas, punished upon his shoulders the pillars that supported the separate earth from heaven.
* Eos, the dawn.
* Yohenky, considered by some cousin zeus
* Eósforo, the star of the morning and afternoon (Venus).
* Epimetheus, brother of Prometheus, progenitors of mankind.
* Helios, the sun.
* Leto, mother of Apollo and Artemis.
* Menecio, son of Iapetus and Asia.
* Pallas, god of wisdom.
* Perses, I breed and Euribia son.
* Prometheus, the friend of mortals who stole fire from the gods.
* Selene, goddess of the moon.
* Titan, the brother of Helios, god (maybe) the annual calendar.
Other members of the second generation are not usually called Titans:

* Caanto brother Melia.
* Dione and Metis, which are usually considered Oceanids.
* The ocean or river gods.
* The Oceánides sea nymphs.
* Pico, king of Latium.
* Chiron the centaur.
 Generation uncertain
Titans are some that do not know which generation they belong to:

* Anytus, one that raised the Lady, daughter of Demeter. [1]
* Lelant, Periboea Oceanid father with the Aura, a Phrygian huntress.
* Titanis, considered by some the mother of Themis.

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