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(Τιτάν/Titán, pl. Τιτάνες/Titánes; Lat. Titan(us), pl. Titanes; the name is possibly of North-Syrian origin [1. 20428]). For the Greeks, the 'ancient gods' par excellence who, after their rebellion against Zeus, were banished into the Tartarus (cf. recently the 'subterranean T.' in a Sicilian defixio : SEG 47, 1442). The earliest sources: Hom. Il. 5,898; 8,478 f., etc., Hes. Theog. 617-719 and the lost 'Titanomachy' [2]. Hesiod (Theog. 133-137) and Acusilaus (FGrH 2 F 7) record Oceanus, Coeus, Hyperion, Crius [1], Iapetus and Kronos as male T., while Tethys, Rhea, T…

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Bremmer, Jan N. (Groningen), “Titans”, 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 23 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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