Titan

Greek - Any one of the 6 giants. Fathered by Uranus on Gaea. The six giants are listed as Coeus, Crius, Cronus, Hyperion, Iapetus and Oceanus. Other versions include Atlas, Epimetheus and Prometheus. They had six sisters, the Titanesses. Uranus had imprisoned his other offspring, the Cyclopes, in Tartarus and Gaea incited the Titans to attack their father and release the prisoners. In another version, all the Titans, Cyclopes and the Hundred-handed Ones were chained up in Tartarus. The leader of the Titans, Cronus, castrated his father with a flint sickle and took over the throne, marrying his sister Rhea, and putting the Cyclopes back into Tartarus. When the sons of Cronus, led by Zeus, rebelled, a ten-year war between the Titans and the younger gods ensued at the end of which the Titans were defeated and Zeus took on the role of Cronus as ruler of the universe. The defeated Titans (except Atlas who was condemned to bear the sky on his shoulders) were themselves incarcerated in Tartarus. Some say that Zeus destroyed and burnt the Titans, making mankind from their ashes. Sometimes known as Titan, Helius, Helius, Apollo, Helios, Phoebus, sacred animals, sacred birds, Sol, Surya, Apollo, Egyptian Ra or Roman Sol.
Greek - A name for Helius. At times, called Titan, Helius, Helius, Apollo, Helios, Phoebus, sacred animals, sacred birds, Sol, Surya, Apollo, Egyptian Ra or Roman Sol.

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