I'm not overly religious lol, I don't try to convert people to what I am, it's a choice. It is very interesting, which is why I thought I'd share... There's just A LOT of names to remember lol.
Alrighty! On to the Titans:
Uranus and Gaea soon overthrew AEther and Hemera, and began to rule on Mount Olympus. They had not reigned for long before they become the parents of twelve huge children, whose strength was so great that their father feared them. To prevent them ever making use of their strength against him, he siezed them immediatly after birth, and flung them down into a dark abyss called Tartarus (known by Christians as Hell). These giants were called "Titans", and the word "titanic" is still used today to describe something huge. Thus early did the giants appear in legend.
This chasm was situated deep under the earth, and Uranus knew that his six sons (Oceanus, Coeus, Creus, Hyperion, Iapetus, and Cronos), as well as his six daughters (Ilia, Rhea, Themis, Thetis, Mnemosyne, And Phoebe), could not easily escape from it's depths. The Titans did not remain the sole inhabitants for long, they were soon joined by the three one-eyed Cyclopes, called Brontes (Thunder), Steropes (Lightning), and Arges (Sheet-lightning), who were the later born children of the two rulers. In due time their numbers grew by the the three terrible Centimani (Hundred-handed ones), Cottus, Briareus, and Gyges, who had been sent by Uranes to share their fate.
Gaea was highly upset by this cruel and unfair treatment of her children, and pleaded with Uranus for their freedom, but it was all in vain; he would not grant her request to set them free, and whenever their cries of anger could be heard, he trembled in fear of his own safety. Angry beyond all measure, Gaea swore revenge, and went to Tartarus, were she began to urge the Titans to conspire against their father, and attemt to take the septre and power from his grasp.
But they were to fearful after so long, and the only one with enough courage to obey her was the youngest, Cronos. He was also known as Saturn, and was known as the Titan of Time. Gaea set him free, gave him a scythe, and sent him on his way, hoping with all her might that he would return victorious.
Now armed and ready, Cronos came upon his father unawares, defeated him thanks to his mighty weapon and blessing from his mother, and after binding him fast took possession of his thrown, intending to rule the universe forever. Angered by this insult, Uranus cursed his son, and prophesied that he too would be supplanted by his own children one day.
Cronos paid no attention to his father, and set his siblings free. In their joy and gratitude at escaping the horror of Tartarus, expressed their willingness to be ruled by him. He chose his own sister Rhea for his wife, and assigned the rest of the Titans some part of the world over which they could rule. For example; Oceanus and Thetis ere given charge of the rivers and oceans, while Hyperion and Phoebe were given the sun and moon, which the acients drove across the sky daily and nightly in shining chariots.
The story of the Olympian gods comes next, but first, any questions regarding the Titans?
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