Monday, January 04, 2016

What is the Meaning & Definition of Titan

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The word Titan can be used both as a noun or as an adjective, with reference in both cases to colossal characters not only in terms of size but also in terms of strength and power. In many cases, the name of Titan is applied to natural elements (such as the Moon or satellite of the planet Saturn which bears the same name due to its size) and to persons or animals just to meet those characteristics previously mentioned.
The notion of titan comes primarily from Greek mythology. According to what we know of it, the Titans were gods who ruled the Earth or, better said, the existence in the golden age, more specifically located for historians in the latter part of the 6th century and during the 7th century BC. this golden age is considered one of the periods of greater harmony, peace and stability in the world known to the Greeks, going on the later stages as the silver age, bronze and of iron, each one worse than the previous one in terms of conflicts, wars and various problems.
The gods that were known at that time as Titans were twelve only: Ocean, Ceo, Hyperion, Cronos, Iapetus and Cryo (all male gods) and Phoebe, Tea, Temis, Tethys, Mnemosyne and Rea (all goddesses or also known as the earthen). These twelve gods were those that governed the universe and each of them excelled in something (in intelligence, in the domain of time, of the seas, of sight, fire, memory, etc). These first twelve gods or Titans gave rise to a second generation of Titans among which we find Lete and Asteria, Hestia, Helios, Selene, oceanic, Poseidon, Hera and Zeus (perhaps the two best known of all) among others. All these gods of second generation emerged from the union of two of the gods of the first generation.
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