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The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)

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During the war between the Titans and Olympians, Prometheus sided with Zeus, knowing that the war would end with the younger gods winning the war. Prometheus unsuccessfully tried to persuade his father Iapetus and his brother Atlas to change side. Iapetus was thrown into Tartarus, while Atlas would be forever burdened with the weight of heaven on his shoulder.

If the rule of both parents were Titans, then technically the children of Cronus and Rhea (ie the Olympians) were Titans. Also the Titans and had thousands of children - 3000 river gods and 3000 . The children of Oceanus could not be Titans. The Oceanids and perhaps her sister were the only exception - they were considered to be both Oceanids and Titans. Styx was the first to change side to Zeus, in the war between the Titans and Olympians, while Metis happened to be Zeus' first wife.

and before the rise of the Olympians

Τηθύς
Tethys
 

Titaness of the sea. Tethys was the daughter of Uranus and Gaea. She married her brother, Oceanus. She became the mother of all the river gods. She is said to have bore three thousand daughters, known as the Oceanids.

The eldest daughter being Styx, who was the only female river goddess; while Amphitrite, who married Poseidon, and Doris, who married Nereus, became sea goddesses.

During the war between the Titans and Olympians, Hera was left in the care of Oceanus and his wife.

According to the Iliad, Oceanus and Tethys were going through a separation, and Hera wanted to reconcile them. Hera was concern for her foster parents, but this was actually a ploy by Hera to seduce Zeus, so that he would forget about the Trojans.

According to various sources, Tethys and her husbands were the primeval parents of the gods. They were not Titans, but the eldest of the gods.

 
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Tethys, Τηθύς (Greek).
Salacia (Roman).

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Tethys at Vulcan's forge
Wall painting from the House of the Golden Cupids, Pompeii. 62-79 AD.

and it also empowers the other Titans

Lately, we've been seeing the Titan War pop up all over – in movies, books, TV shows, and even video games. Rick Riordan spends a lot of time with the Titans in his popular novel series, and there have even been a handful of Hollywood blockbusters (think [2010] and [2011]). Finally, the Titans smash their way onto the videogame screen in games like . Now's your chance to become a Titans buff: knowing how this war really went down will help you better understand how today's artists are interpreting the mythology. This story is epic. So it's fitting that we find it in two of Homer's epic tales: (about the Trojan War) and (about Odysseus' long journey home). The war between the Titans and the Olympians was a "historical" reality both for Homer and his characters.

A Titan who was said to have created mankind with his own tears, he sided with the Olympians in the Titanomachy, the war between the Titans and the Olympians. Prometheus (who foresees) held a grudge against the Olympians for the destruction of his race. He is most commonly known for stealing fire from the gods and giving it to man,. He is commonly depicted as the protector of mankind often opposing Zeus when his wrath for the mortals would have him wipe them out. Because of Zeus’s anger over the meeting of gods and men at Mecone he took fire to the mortals, Zeus had planned to give it to them but his anger over his sacrifice made him withdraw the gift. Prometheus would for his theft be chained to a mountain cliff where an eagle [a symbol of Zeus] would come and eat his liver daily. feeling mankind also needed to be punished for this gift of fire, Zeus created and sent the first woman, Pandora.