Thursday, November 15, 2012

M. M. IV XII Titans

Oceanus a In Greek mythology, a Titan, early god of the sea and father of the Oceanids. b The vast ocean supposed to encircle the earth.  [< L < Gk.Ōkeanos ]

Tethys 1.Gk. Myth. A Titan and sea goddess who was sister and wife of Oceanus. 2. Astron. A satellite of Saturn.  [ Gk. Tēthus.]

Hyperion In Greek mythology; a A Titan, the son of Uranus and Gaea and father of Helios, Selene, and Eos. b Helios. c In later use, Apollo.

Thia A daughter of Uranus and Ge, one of the female Titans, became by Hyperion the mother of Helios, Eos ( Aurora ), and Selené ( Luna ) that is she was regarded as the deity from whom all light proceeded ( Hes.Theog.135, 171 ).

Coeus One of the Titans, son of Uranus and Gaea. ( See TITANES.). He was the father of Leto by Phoebé.

Phoebe In Greek mythology; a A Titaness, mother of Leto. b A name for Artemis as goddess of the moon.  n. 1. Poetic The moon. 2. Saturn's ninth satellite. Also spelled Phebe.  [< L< Gk., bright ]

Cronus In Greek mythology, the yougest of the Titans, son of Uranus and Gaea, who deposed his father, married his sister, Rhea, and was himself thrown by his son Zeus into Tartarus with the other Titans: identified with the Roman Saturn: also spelled Kronos.

Rhea In Greek mythology, the daughter of Uranus and Gaea, wife of her brother Kronos, and mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia: identified with the Phrygian Cybele and the Roman Ops. See CRONUS.

Mnemosyne In Greek mythology, the goddess of memory and, by Zeus, mother of the Muses.  [< L < Gk. mnēmosynē memory < mnasthai to remember ]

Themis In Greek mythology, a Titaness of law and justice, daughter of Uranus and Gaea.  [< Gk., law ]

Crius Class. Myth. a Titan, the son of Uranus and Gaea.

Iapetus Gk. Myth. A Titan who was the father of Prometheus and Atlas and an ancestor of the human race.  [ Lat. Īapetus < Gk. Iapetos ]

 a-1964 Standard College Dictionary

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