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The War of the Titans

The War of the Titans

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Characters in The War of the Titans

Meet the Cast

Gaia (Terra)

Recap: Gaia is one of three gods who existed at the beginning of time. She represents the earth itself, and is the mother of Uranus, the Titans, the Cyclopes, and the Hecatonchires. When Uranus imp...

Uranus (Ouranos)

Recap: Uranus is Gaia's first-born son, and also her husband. Don't ask why. He is usually thought of as representing Heaven, but in some stories he represents the sky instead. He is nearly as powe...

Cronus (Saturn)

Recap: Cronus is the youngest of the Titans, born to Uranus and Gaia. He is also the smartest, and the most ambitious. Not bad. Cronus is the first to respond when Gaia demands that Uranus be punis...

Zeus (Jupiter)

Recap: Zeus is the youngest Olympian, born to Cronus and Rhea. He escapes being eaten alive when his mother begs Gaia to hide him from his father. Gaia carries baby Zeus away to the mountains of Cr...

The Titans

One of the things that makes the Theogony so weird is that it's full of characters that don't actually do anything besides exist. Cronus' brother and sister Titans fall into this category. Hesiod t...

The Cyclopes (Brontes, Stereopes, Arges)

Recap: The Cyclopes are the sons of Uranus and Gaia. Uranus imprisoned them in the earth along with their brothers, the Hecatonchires, because he was afraid of their strength. Zeus frees the Cyclop...

The Hecatonchires (Cottus, Briareos, Gyes)

Recap: The Hecatonchires are the sons of Uranus and Gaia. They are said to have fifty heads and one hundred arms each, and Uranus imprisoned them in the earth alongside their brothers, the Cyclopes...

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