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Asteria for kids
Discover the myths surrounding Asteria, the dark Titan goddess of necromancy, nocturnal oracles & prophecies, and the falling stars. The Titans were members of a mythological race of giants who ruled the Earth until overthrown by Zeus and the Olympian gods during the battle of the gods called the Titanomachy. Asteria was the daughter of Coeus and Phoebe
from the very first dynasty of Titan gods.

Who was Asteria?
Asteria was the second generation of Titan gods and was revered as the dark goddess of necromancy, nocturnal oracles & prophecies and the goddess of the falling stars and necromancy. She was one of the extraordinary number of gods and goddesses worshipped by the Ancient Greeks. The Titans were the descendents of the first  gods or divinities, called the primordial or primeval gods, who were born out of Chaos. The children of the Titans included the famous Olympian gods who included Zeus, Hera, Hestia, Hades and Poseidon and are shown on the Titans Family tree. The legend and myth about Asteria, the goddess of necromancy, nocturnal oracles and falling stars,  and the Titans has been passed down through the ages and plays an important role in the history of the Ancient World of Greece and the study of the Greek classics.

Asteria was adept at the reading of the stars and prophecy but she was also strongly associated with necromancy, the practice of witchcraft by communicating with the dead, especially in order to predict the future.

Facts about Asteria
Asteria features in the Creation myth of the ancient Greeks which are based on the idea that these supernatural beings resembled mortals but possessed great magical and mystic powers. The following information, facts and profile provides a fast overview of Asteria:

  • Name: Asteria

  • Role & Function: The function of Asteria is described as being the goddess of nocturnal oracles and falling stars

  • Status: A goddess in the second dynasty of Titans

  • Gender: Female

  • Name of Husband / Consort: Perses, the Titan god of destruction

  • Name of Father: Coeus

  • Name of Mother: Phoebe

  • Names of Brothers: None

  • Names of Sisters: Leto

  • Names of Children: Hecate

The Children of Asteria and Perses, the Titan god of destruction
The union between the Asteria and Perses produced their only child, Hecate, the goddess of magic, witchcraft, spectres, the night and the moon and the the ‘Queen of Ghosts’. The domains of Hecate extended over earth, the sky and hell and for this she is represented in works of art as a triple divinity

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