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(Κοῖος; Koîos, Lat. Coeus). The second of the six  Titans, son of  Uranus and  Gaia (Hes. Theog. 134; Apollod. 1,1,3). With the Titaness  Phoebe he begets two daughters,  Leto (Hom. h. Apollo 62) and  Asteria [2] (Apollod. 1,2,2; 1,4,1; Hes. Theog. 404ff.). He takes part in the titanomachy (Hes. Theog. 628ff.). C. has possibly given his name to the island of Cos (Tac. Ann. 12,61) and a River C. in Messenia (Paus. 4,33,5).


K. Marot, Kronos und die Titanen, in: SMSR 8, 1932

M. Mayer, s.v. Koios, Roscher 2.1, 1265-1266.

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Stoffel, Eliane (Altkirch), “Coeus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 05 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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