Who are the Titans of Mythology

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The Greek mythology of the Titans is a really interesting story. With gods and characters from other well known Greek myths, this is another opportunity to learn about ancient Greeks gods such as Zeus. Read on to find out more about the Titans, the twelve immortals who challenged Zeus.

The Titans

The Titans is another one of Greece and Rome's great mythologies. The Titans are 12 immortal's from Greek myth, which are now being used in some big movies today. They say that out of the Titans, the cleverest of all was the one named Prometheus. It is said he helped the human race by teaching mortals special skills. Although he was not to clever when he stole fire from the gods, and gave it straight over to the humans. For this he was disciplined by the mighty Zeus. Was this fire just a simple sybol of knowledge.

Pandora's Box

Most people have heard the term Pandora's box, but not everyone knows that the story in fact comes from Greek mythology. It was a Titan called Epimetheus who first married a mortal women. This didn't turn out well, as Pandora opened a box she was forbidden not to open and so released a whole load of evil on to the world.

The story of the Titans

Here in the story of the Titans as in many mythologies and religions from around the world, we have another version of the famous holy trinity which I would say is an idea much older than the bible. It is Helio's the Titan who became the sun god, Selene became the goddess of the moon and Rhea became the earth goddess. The Greeks believed that a river god named Oceanus surrounded the earth. And at the great ancient city of Delphi, it is Themis who was to become the god of prophecy.

In ancient Greek mythology Cronus was the youngest Titan of all. A prophecy did state that Cronus would be overthrown by one of his own children, his son. So because of the warning, Cronus decided to eat all of his children at birth. But his wife manged to escape taking with her just one child, the child's name was Zeus. Zeus did finally overthrow his father Cronus, by feeding him a cup of poison which caused him to vomit.

In this vomit came up all the other children he had swallowed, the other gods and goddesses Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Hestia and Demeter. For the next ten years Zeus and his brothers and sisters fought on against the mighty Titans. Zeus and his blood bonded family finally won the war, when many Cyclopes's and giants pitched in and helped. After defeat, the Titans were then sent to live in a underworld bound in chains forever. The underworld realm in which they were sent was known as Tartarus.

Atlas

It is said that after the war involving the gods and the Titans, that the strongest Titan was punished by Zeus. The strongest Titan was Atlas, he was forced to hold up the skies on his shoulders.

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author avatar Kingwell
13th Jul 2015 (#)

I enjoyed reading Greek Mythology as a child but have read little of it in recent years. I remember about Prometheus stealing fire from the gods, and giving it to the humans as well as the story of Pandora's box. These stories stirred the imagination. Thanks for the memories. Blessings.

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author avatar micheal
13th Jul 2015 (#)

thank you for reading, I am glad you enjoyed it, thanks for the comment my friend

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
13th Jul 2015 (#)

Greek stories are great to read and imagine the galaxy and earth and stars..

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author avatar micheal
13th Jul 2015 (#)

yes they set off the imagination

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