- This page is about the species. For the character page, see Titans.
Titans are immortal, humanoid deities in Lore Olympus. They are occasionally referred to as Gods. Before the war with the 6 Traitors, the Titans were the main authority over other beings. Many of the Titans had children, known as Gods or Goddesses, who would end up usurping their places and becoming the main pantheon of Gods worshiped by mortals. Most, if not all, of the current Olympians are descended from the Titans.
It appears the Titans were led by Cronus, although not all of them appeared to agree with him.
List of Titans[edit | edit source]
- Cronus (Inactive)
- Rhea (Inactive)
- Nyx (Location unknown)
- Helios (Active)
- Metis (Inactive)
- Styx (Active)
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Titans are large, humanoid beings. Most Titans appear similar to Gods in that they have a multitude of different hair and skin colors. However, Titans are much larger than present-day Gods, dominating the area around them. Titans easily tower over other immortals, mortals, and even parts of the landscape, including trees and buildings. Most of the Titans wore clothing suited for the Mortal Realm, such as Greek robes. Helios, a Titan currently under control of the Olympians, wears a modern work shirt while performing his duties on Olympus.
History[edit | edit source]
Most of the Titans appear to have lived in the Mortal Realm, where they were worshiped as the primary pantheon of Gods. Approximately 2,000 years ago, the Titan Rhea gave birth to Hades. Her husband Cronus, learning of a prophecy that stated his children would usurp him, grew paranoid. Allowing Rhea a few years with her son, Cronus soon grew impatient and demanded she hand him over. Rhea attempted to hide Hades from his father, but Cronus easily discovered him and consumed him, to Rhea's shock and horror. Cronus would repeat this pattern with his son Poseidon and would attempt to with Zeus, but would be fooled by Rhea's interference.
At a later time, the Titan Metis consoles her daughter Hera and tells her to help change Hades' bandages. Hera mentions that Hades has been alone for 13 years, presumably the amount of time he was imprisoned within Cronus. Metis also mentions that a war with the Titans is approaching.
Although the specifics of the war are unknown, the young "traitors" would emerge victorious and become the new Olympians. Cronus' sons split the sea, sky, and Underworld between them and became the Kings of their respective realms. The Titan Cronus was imprisoned in the depths of Tartarus, while the Titan Helios was chained by the Olympians into a life of servitude. The Titan Nyx briefly appears to Hades while he is unconscious, and refers to her location as "the darkness," although it is unknown if she is a figment of Hades' imagination. The Titan Styx remains in the Underworld performing her duties. It is largely unknown if the other Titans remain active or where they reside, even as some of them sided with the Olympians or remained neutral during the war.
In Greek Myth[edit | edit source]
In Greek mythology, the Titans were the pre-Olympian gods. According to the Theogony of Hesiod, they were the twelve children of the primordial parents Uranus (Sky) and his mother, Gaia (Earth), with six male Titans: Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion, Iapetus, and Cronus, and six female Titans: Theia, Rhea, Themis, Mnemosyne, Phoebe, and Tethys. Descendants of these Titans are sometimes also called Titans.
- Helios was said to be the Titan son of Hyperion and Theia.
- Metis and Styx were the Titan daughters of Oceanus and Tethys.
- Nyx was said to be born of Chaos, itself the first thing to exist, from which followed the mother of the Titans, Gaia.
- The 6 Traitors were said to be the children of Cronus and Rhea, who later usurped the Titans in a war known as the Titanomachy. However, in Lore Olympus, Cronus and Rhea are the parents of Hades, Zeus, and Poseidon, while Metis is the mother of Hera.