The Times of Gods and Titans
The Time in Which Gods Clashed and Humans Were Created
Although generally believed to be the first gods produced from Chaos, some say a pair of deities who were the parents of the group.
These deities represent various elements of nature. Chaos has at times been considered, in place of Ananke, the female consort of Chronos.
The primordial gods are depicted as places or realms. A common example is Tartarus, who is depicted as the Underworld, Hell, and a bottomless abyss. His sibling, Erebus, is also depicted as a place of pitch-black darkness or a vast emptiness of space.
Their mother, Chaos, is depicted as an empty void. Other siblings that include Gaia are depicted as Mother Nature or the Earth.
Pontus or Hydros are depicted as the oceans, lakes, and rivers. Chronos is depicted as time and of eternity.
In Classical Greek mythology, the Titans and Titanesses were members of the second order of divine beings, descending from the primordial deities and preceding the Olympian deities.
Based on Mount Othrys, the Titans most famously included the first twelve children of the primordial Gaia (Mother Earth) and Uranus (Father Heaven).
They were giant deities of incredible strength, who ruled during the legendary Golden Age, and also composed the first pantheon of Greek deities.
Among the first generation of twelve Titans, the females were:
Mnemosyne, Tethys, Theia, Phoebe, Rhea, and Themis and the males were Oceanus, Hyperion, Coeus, Cronus, Crius, and Iapetus.
The second generation of Titans consisted of:
Hyperion's children Helios, Selene, and Eos; Coeus' children Lelantos, Leto, and Asteria; Iapetus' sons Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius; Oceanus' daughter Metis; and Crius' sons Astraeus, Pallas, and Perses.
As they had overthrown the primordial deities, the Titans were overthrown by younger gods, including many of their own children - the Olympians - in the Titanomachy (or "War of the Titans").
The Twelve Olympians, also known as the Dodekatheon (Greek: theoi, "gods"), were the principal deities of the Greek pantheon, residing atop a mythical Mount Olympus.
The Olympians gained their supremacy in a war of gods in which Zeus led his siblings to victory over the Titans.
In Greek mythology, the Titanomachy was a ten-year series of battles fought in Thessaly, consisting of most of the Titans (an older generation of gods, based on Mount Othrys) fighting against the Olympians (the younger generations, who would come to reign on Mount Olympus) and their allies.
This event is also known as the War of the Titans, Battle of the Titans, Battle of the Gods, or just the Titan War.
The war was fought to decide which generation of gods would have domain over the Universe; it ended in victory for the Olympians.
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