Menoetius was the second generation of Titan
gods and was worshipped as the dark Titan
god of violent anger and rash action. He was
described as a violent, insolent and
overbearing man. He 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 Menoetius, the god of violent anger and rash action,
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.
Facts about Menoetius
Menoetius 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.
Alternate Names: Menoitios
Role & Function: The function of
Menoetius is described as being the god
of violent anger and rash action
Status: A god in the second dynasty of
Name of Wife / Consort: None
Name of Father: Iapetus
Name of Mother: Clymene
Names of Brothers: Atlas, Epimetheus and
Names of Sisters: None
Names of Children: None
Menoetius and the Battle of the Titans
Menoetius fought on the side of the old
Titan gods, in the
the Titans, also called the Titanomachy,
which was a power struggle between the
elder Titan gods and the younger generation
of gods who became known as the Olympians.
He supported and fought for the Othrysians
(the Titan gods who were based on Mount Othrys)
with his father Iapetus and his brother
Atlas. Their adversities included his two
other brothers, Epimetheus and Prometheus.
Menoetius was wounded by Zeus with a flash
of lightning during the War of the Titans.
As both sides of the war were immortal, no
permanent casualties were possible and
Menoetius was subsequently banished to Tartarus, the
infernal region of hell in the Underworld
for his intolerable insolence.