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The Titans are the original immortals who ruled the universe after the Protogenoi, and before the rise of the Olympians. Kronos was their king, with Rhea as his queen.

History

The First Generation Titans were born to Gaea and Ouranos near the beginning of creation. Ouranos had earlier imprisoned his elder children, the Cyclopes and the Hekatonkheires, in Tartarus because of his respective contempt and fear of them. Gaea was outraged by the treatment of her sons and conspired with her remaining children to kill Ouranos. Although all of the titans hated their father, they still didn't like the idea of killing him but Kronos, the boldest of the Titans, agreed to attack his father and punish him for his cruelty. His four brothers Hyperion, Krios, Koios and Iapetus also agreed to help him. Gaea lured Ouranos down to the earth to meet her for a romantic dinner while Kronos's brothers Hyperion, Krios, Iapetus and Koios ambushed him and pinned him to the ground. Meanwhile, Kronos chopped him up into a thousand pieces and through them into the sea as loathing of his brother Oceanus who refused to participate in the conspiracy. Fresh from his victory, Kronos seized supremacy amongst the titans and became their king.

He took his sister Rhea as his queen and ruled for countless eons. Mankind was first created in his reign though men were really unsophisticated and simple and it was later called their "Golden Age". Like his father before him, Kronos grew into a corrupt tyrant along with many of the other Titans.

Shortly after releasing his brothers, the Elder Cyclopes and Hekatonkheires, Kronos became disgusted of their awful smell and the noise they made and summoned the other two most powerful titans, Hyperion and Atlas reimprisioned his brothers. He also hired Kampe, a terrifying monster to guard them. The gods later killed Kampe and released the Elder Cyclopes and Hekatonkheires.

Eventually, Kronos learned that he was destined to be overthrown by his own offspring just as he had usurped his father. To evade his fate, Kronos would devour his five elder children before a desperate Rhea saved her sixth and last child, Zeus by substituting a stone for his father to consume as advised by Gaea. Raised in secrecy, Zeus would grow to adulthood and free his siblings to wage war against Kronos and the other titans. The titans originally had the upper hand against the gods in battle as they were more experienced and skilled but with the help of the Elder Cyclopes and Hekatonkheires and their extremely powerful newly crafted weapons, the gods became very skilled and powerful fighters too. After eleven years of battle, the younger immortals were victorious and Kronos was cast down to Tartarus with those who fought beneath him (except for Atlas who was forced to hold up the sky). As the gods are immortal Zeus saved them when they were fully grown. Zeus used the scythe to slice Kronos into thousands of pieces just as he had done to his father.

Percy Jackson and The Olympians

With the help of Luke Castellan, Kronos began working on reforming and bringing the Titans back to power. He successfully returns by possessing Luke and leads the Titan army against the gods. However, the Titans are defeated once more in the Battle of Manhattan and Kronos' essence is scattered so much when Luke sacrifices himself to defeat him that he will hopefully never form a consciousness again let alone a body. The remaining Titans either fled afterwards or were defeated and reimprisoned.

First Generation

Hyperion

Hyperion, one of the elder Titans

The original titans were the children of Gaea and Ouranos
  • Hyperion: Lord of the East and Titan of the Sun, Light, and Power
  • Iapetus: Lord of the West and Titan of Mortality
  • Koios: Lord of the North and Titan of Farsight
  • Krios: Lord of the South and Titan of the Constellations
  • Kronos: King of Mount Othrys and Titan of Time and Agriculture
  • Oceanus: Father of the Waters and Titan of the Oceans and Water
  • Mnemosyne: Lady of Remembrance and Titaness of Memory
  • Phoebe: Consort of Koios and Titaness of Prophecy and Mystery; mother of Leto and grandmother of Apollo.
  • Rhea: Queen of Mount Orthys and Titaness of Earthly Elements
  • Tethys: Consort of Oceanus and Titaness of the Seas
  • Theia: Consort of Hyperion and Titaness of Splendor
  • Themis: Lady of Conduct and Titaness of Divine Law and Justice

Second and Third Generations

Prometheus

Prometheus, one of the younger Titans.

Although they are of this generation, the children of Kronos and Rhea are not counted among the Titans due to their rebellion, but the children of the other ten are still placed among them.

Children of Hyperion and Theia

  • Eos: Consort of Astraeus, Mother of wind gods and Titaness of the Dawn who sided with the Olympians .
  • Helios: Lord of Sight and Titan of the Sun who sided with the Olympians.
  • Selene: Consort of Endymion and Titaness of the Moon who sided with the Olympians.

Children of Iapetus and Klymene

  • Atlas: Bearer of Heaven and Titan of Strength, Endurance.
  • Menoetius: Titan of Anger and Rashness.
  • Prometheus: Titan of Forethought and "Benefactor" of Mankind.
  • Epimetheus: Titan of Afterthought.

Children of Koios and Phoebe

  • Asteria: Titaness of Prophetic Dreams and Consort of Perses. Mother of Hecate.
  • Leto: Titaness of Demurity and Protector of the Young. Mother of Artemis and Apollo.
  • Lelantos: Titan of Air, the Hunter's Skill of Stalking Prey, and the Hunt

Children of Krios and Eurybia

  • Astraeus: Father of the wind gods and consort of Eos.
  • Perses: Titan of Destruction and consort of Asteria.
  • Pallas: Titan of Warcraft and consort of Styx.

Children of Oceanus and Tethys

  • Oceanides: Daughters of the Ocean.
  • Potamoi: nymphs of the Rivers.
  • Metis: Titaness of Wise Counsel.
  • Dione: Goddess of the Oracle of Dodona.
  • Tyche: Goddess of Luck and Fortune.
  • Styx: Goddess of the River Styx, Hatred, and the eldest child
  • Klymene: Consort of Iapetus, and mother of Atlas, Prometheus and Epimetheus.

Children of Themis and Zeus

  • Horae: Goddesses of law and seasons
  • Morae: The Fates

Children of Mnemosyne and Zeus

  • Muses: Goddesses of Science and the Arts

Children of Atlas and Tethys

Children of Perses and Asteria

Children of Eos and Astraeus

  • Boreas: God of the North Wind and Lord of Winter.
  • Zephyros: God of the West Wind and Lord of Spring. 
  • Notus: God of South Wind and Lord of Summer. 
  • Eurus: God of East Wind and Lord of Autumn.

Fourth Generation

Children of Styx and Pallas

  • Nike: Goddess of Victory.
  • Kratos: God of Strength,and Might
  • Zelus: God of dedication, Jealously, Envy, Zeal
  • Bia: Goddess of Force, Might, and Power

Children of Helios and Hecate

  • Circe: Goddess of Sorcery.

Children of Boreas

  • Khione: Goddess of Snow, and Ice

Children of Thaumas and Electra

  • Iris: Messenger of the Olympians (Iris Messages) and goddess of rainbows
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    The Goddess Iris

  • Arke: Messenger of the Titans

Children of Lelantos

  • Aura: Titaness of Breezes

Abilities

  • The power of the Titans is arguably equal to that of the gods, as Kronos stated that the Olympians would fade soon after the destruction of their thrones. The Titans, however, had their entire mountain fortress on Mount Othrys destroyed millennia ago, yet they have retained enough strength to lead a war against the Olympian gods. However, this is disputable as the Titans ultimately lost their first war to the gods, although not all the Titans fought Olympus (such as Oceanus or Prometheus and the 6 Titanesses) and the gods had the aid of the Hekatonkhieres, the Elder Cyclopes, and other Titans who joined their side (such as Styx, Selene, and others). Also, the defeat of Kronos and the destruction of Mount Othrys left them extremely weak for thousands of years and only with the pledging of loyalty by many demigods were the Titans able to rise again. It is also worth noting that by the onset of the Second Olympian War, Mount Othrys was fully restored and it was a major target for the Olympians during the war.
  • Essentially all Titans possess vast supernatural strength, speed, and durability, possibly more so than the gods. Kronos is stated to be physically extremely powerful since he is essentially the most powerful and dangerous of all the Titans, but since Atlas is the Titan of Endurance and Strength, he is possibly narrowly as powerful as Kronos; Percy found it impossible to go blow-for-blow with Atlas (this may have been due to the curse Ares inflicted on him so that his sword would fail him in the fight with the Titan), and both Artemis and Zoë Nightshade found it extremely difficult to combat Atlas.
  • According to Dionysus, Kronos' true divine form is so violent that mortals are incinerated by simply being in its presence, and it also empowers the other Titans. As he is the Titan King it is unknown if it applies for all Titans or just him.
  • The Titans had complete dominion over the very elements of light, time, space, earth, air, water, and fire and most likely 'gave birth' to the things they preside over (e.g. Selene and Helios being the Moon and Sun instead of a deity of the moon and sun like Artemis and Apollo).
  • Some (or all) Titans possess the ability to release an incredible wave of force (or energy), usually accompanied by a yell or flick of the hand.

Trivia

  • Titan is a moon of Saturn, named after this species. It is the second-largest moon in the Solar System. Oddly, Saturn is also the Roman name/aspect of Kronos.
  • The element Titanium is named after the Titans.
  • Titans can be expelled and scattered. Another example is how Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, and Grover Underwood let Luke Castellan stab his Achilles´ Heel to expel Kronos.

Gallery

First Generation

Second and Third Generation

Fourth Generation

Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Core Series: The Lightning Thief | The Sea of Monsters | The Titan's Curse | The Battle of the Labyrinth | The Last Olympian
Main Characters: Percy Jackson | Grover Underwood | Annabeth Chase | Tyson | Clarisse La Rue | Thalia Grace | Nico di Angelo | Chiron | Luke Castellan | Rachel Elizabeth Dare
Minor Characters: Travis Stoll | Connor Stoll | Mrs. O'Leary | Silena Beauregard | Charles Beckendorf | Sally Jackson | Paul Blofis | Blackjack | Zoë Nightshade | Bianca di Angelo | Juniper | Michael Yew | Ethan Nakamura
Olympian Gods: Zeus | Hera | Poseidon | Demeter | Ares | Athena | Apollo | Artemis | Hephaestus | Aphrodite | Hermes | Dionysus | Hades | Hestia
Minor Gods: Amphitrite | Ariadne | Hecate | Iris | Janus | Morpheus | Nemesis | Pan | Persephone | Triton
Titans: Kronos | Atlas | Calypso | Iapetus | Krios | Hyperion | Oceanus | Prometheus
Related Content: Rick Riordan | The Lightning Thief (film) | The Sea of Monster (film) | The Demigod Files | Demigods and Monsters | The Ultimate Guide | The Heroes of Olympus

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