The Titans

The mighty Titans were a powerful race that ruled the world before Olympians, in a time of the Golden Age of men. They were immortal giants of incredible strength and knowledge of old religion rituals and magic. They are also known as the Elder Gods and their dwelling place was at Mount Othrys. In Greek culture they were interpreted as personifications of the earth (Gaea) and the sky or heavens (Uranus).

The first generation of Titans were descendants of Gaea and Uranus who originally gave birth to Twelve Titans, six males and six females. Males were Coeus, Cronus, Crius, Hyperion, Iapetus and Oceanus and females were Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Rhea, Theia, Themis and Tethys. They arose to power when Cronus, in a plot with his mother and his brothers, castrated his father Uranus and took the rulership of Cosmos from him. More details about this conflict can be found in the Genesis

During this reign, some brothers and sisters consorted with each other while others consorted with sons and daughters of their relatives and gave birth to the second generation of Titans. Hyperion and Theia gave birth to Eos, Helios and Selene, while Coeus and Phoebe brought forth Leto and Asteria. Oceanus and Tethys gave birth to Oceanids and Potamoi who are in general not referred as Titans. However, an Oceanid Clymene, a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, helped Iapetus to continue the next generation and bore him Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus and Menoetius. Crius and his half-sister Eurybia, a daughter of Gaea and Pontus, brought forth Astraeus, Pallas and Perses and, eventually, Cronus and Rhea gave birth to younger gods, Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera, Hestia and Demeter who rebelled against Cronus and his followers and later defeated them in a ten-year war, known as Titanomachy. They called themselves the Olympian Gods, after Mount Olympus which was their main dwelling place, and became the new rulers of Cosmos.

First generation of Titans

Coeus
Crius
Cronus
 
 
 
Titan of intelligence and farsight
Titan of heavenly constellations
Titan of time and the ages
Hyperion
Iapetus
Mnemosyne
 
 
 
Titan of light
Titan of mortal life span
Titaness of memory and remembrance
Oceanus
Phoebe
Rhea
 
 
 
Titan of all the salt water on earth
Titaness of prophetic radiance
Titaness of fertillity and motherhood
Tethys
Theia
Themis
 
 
 
Titaness of all the fresh water on earth
Titaness of shining
Titaness of divine law and order

Second generation of Titans

Atlas
Eos
Epimetheus
 
 
 
Titan of endurance
Titaness of the dawn
Titan of afterthought
Helios
Leto
Prometheus
 
 
 
Titan of the sun
Titaness of modesty and motherhood
Titan of forethought