Names of the First Generation of Titans
The principle members of the first generation of Titans shown on the Family tree are as follows:
Cronus was the youngest son of Gaia and Uranus and ruler of the Titans. He married his sister Rhea. Their children were Demeter, Hestia, Hera, Hades, Poseidon and Zeus. Cronus who was de-throned by his son Zeus
Rhea was the daughter of Gaia and Uranus and one of the Titanides (female Titans). She married her brother Cronus. Their children were Demeter, Hestia, Hera, Hades, Poseidon and Zeus
Coeus was a son of Gaia and Uranus, the Titan of Intelligence. He was the husband of Phoebe, the father of Leto and Asteria. The grandfather of Apollo and Artemis
Phoebe was the wife of Coeus, the mother of Leto and Asteria, and the grandmother of Apollo and Artemis.
Oceanus was the eldest son of Gaia and Uranus who married his sister Tethys. Their children were the Oceanides (three thousand daughters who were goddesses and water nymphs) and the Potamoi (three thousand sons who were river-gods)
Tethys was one of the Titanides, the wife of Oceanus.
Iapetus married Clymene, one of the Oceanides (daughters of Tethys and Oceanus). The names of their children were Atlas, Epimetheus and Prometheus.
Hyperion was the lord of light, brother of Cronus and the Titan of the east. He married Theia, his wife and sister. Their children were Helios, Eos and Selene. Meaning of his name "he who goes before the sun."
Mnemosyne was the goddess of memory and the inventor of words, a daughter of Gaia and Uranus and the mother of the nine Muses by Zeus
Theia was a daughter of Gaia and Uranus and the wife and sister of Hyperion. Children - Helios, Eos and Selene
Crius was the the god of the constellations, a son of Uranus and Gaia. His consort was Eurybia, daughter of Gaia and Pontus. Children: Astraeus, Pallas and Perses
Themis was the god of justice and order. One of the six daughters of Gaia and Uranus, she was the lover of Zeus. Children: the Horae and the Fates
The Second Generation of Titans
The male Titans joined with one of their sisters (the Titanides) to produce children. The second generation of Titans consisted of:
- The children of Hyperion: Eos, Helios, and Selene
- The children of Coeus: Leto and Asteria
- The children of Iapetus: Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius
- The children of Oceanus: Potamoi and the Oceanides
- The children of Crius: Astraeus, Pallas, and Perses
- The children of Cronus: Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, Poseidon and Zeus (who became known as the Olympian gods)
Genealogy, Names and roles of the Second Generation
The list of the Titans Family tree provides a short description of all of the second generation of Titan family members and their genealogy, roles and functions according to ancient Greek Mythology of the Titans.
- Atlas was the god of endurance and the son of the Titan Iapetus and Clymene one of Oceanides. His brothers were Epimetheus and Prometheus. He was punished by Zeus for his part in the War of the Titans and condemned to bear the heavens upon his shoulders.
- Prometheus was the Titan god of forethought and the son of the Titan Iapetus and Clymene one of Oceanides. His brothers were Epimetheus and Atlas. He stole fire from Olympus and gave it to mankind; Zeus punished him by chaining him to a rock where an eagle gnawed at his liver until Hercules rescued him.
- Epimetheus was was the Titan god of afterthought and the son of Iapetus and Clymene. His brothers were Atlas and Prometheus. Despite Prometheus's warning against gifts from Zeus he accepted Pandora as his wife and she unleashed all the troubles of the world.
- Menoetius was the son of Iapetus and Clymene. He was the dark titan god of violent anger and rash action, who was wounded by Zeus with a flash of lightning, in the War of the Titans. Menoetius was subsequently banished to Tartarus.
- Perses was the son of Crius and Eurybia and the Titan god of destruction. He was the father of Hecate by the goddess Asteria
- Pallas was the son of Crius and Eurybia, the Titan god of warcraft. He was married to Styx, by whom he became the father of Zelus, Nike, Cratus, and Bia. Pallas: Opposed his grandniece Athena in the Battle of the Giants.
- Astraeus was the son of Crius and Eurybia he was an astrological deity and the Titan god of the dusk, when the stars appear. Astraeus married Eos, goddess of the dawn.
- Helios was the son of Hyperion & Theia and the Titan god of the sun. He was the father of the Charites, Phaeton, Pasiphae, Aeetes, Circe, the Heliadae and the Heliades
- Eos was the daughter of Hyperion & Theia and the Titan goddess of the dawn. She married Astraeus the god of dusk.
- Selene was the daughter of Hyperion & Theia and the Titan goddess of the moon
- Leto was the daughter of Coeus and Phoebe and the Titan goddess of motherhood and modesty. Her union with Zeus produced her twins, Apollo and Artemis, the Letoides
- Asteria was the daughter of Coeus and Phoebe and the Titan goddess of nocturnal oracles and falling stars. Her union with Perses produced Hecate, the goddess of magic, witchcraft, spectres
- The Oceanides were the 3000 daughters of Oceanus and Tethys who were goddesses and water nymphs.
- The Potamoi were the three thousand sons of Oceanus and Tethys who were river-gods
- Hestia was a daughter of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea. She was the Virgin goddess of the hearth, home and cooking. The sister of Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera and Demeter.
- Hades was a son of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea. He was the god of the Underworld and the dead.
- Poseidon was a son of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea. He was the god of the sea, rivers, and earthquakes.
- Zeus was a son of Cronus and Rhea. He was the king of the gods and god of the heavens. He married his sister Hera and together they had three children: Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus.
- Hera was a daughter of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea. She married her brother Zeus and became Queen of the gods. She and Zeus had three children: Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus.
- Demeter was a daughter of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea. She was goddess of agriculture, and the harvest. Demeter was the sister and lover of Zeus they had a daughter named Persephone, the goddess of the underworld.