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The Titans

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The Titans were the Greek gods that ruled the world before the Olympians. The first twelve Titans were the children of the original gods Uranus (Father Sky) and Gaia (Mother Earth).

The Original Twelve Titans Famous Titan Children

Some of the children of the Titans were also famous gods in Greek mythology. Here are a few of them:
Zeus and the Olympians

The leader of the Titans, Cronus, was told in a prophecy that his sons would one day overthrow him. In order to protect himself, each time his wife Rhea had a child he would swallow it. He swallowed several children including Hestia, Hades, Hera, Poseidon, and Demeter. However, when Zeus was born, Rhea hid Zeus in a cave and gave Cronus a stone to swallow instead. Once Zeus was born he forced his father to spit up his siblings.

The Titanomachy

Once Zeus had freed his siblings, they went to war against the Titans. They gained some valuable allies including the one-eyed Cyclopes and some huge hundred-headed monsters called the Hecatoncheires. The two sides waged war for ten years. Eventually, Zeus and his siblings won the war. They imprisoned the Titans in a deep chasm in the Underworld called Tartarus.

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