Titans Τιτᾶνες
(1,196 words)

I. Name

In the strict sense ‘Titans’ is the collective name of only six of the sons of Uranus-Sky and Gaea-Earth, whose six sisters and wives were called Titanesses (Τιτανίδες). The most important couple of these were Cronus and his sister-wife Rhea, who became the parents of Zeus, Hera and various other gods. The Greek name ‘Titans’ occurs in the geographical name “Valley of the Titans” in the LXX at 2 Sam. 5.18, 2 Sam. 22; 2 Sam. 23.13 (Luc); 1 Chr. 11.15 (v. l. Hex), and as a synonym of “giants” in Jdt. 16.6. T…

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G. Mussies, “Titans Τιτᾶνες”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 22 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Titans>

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