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The Titan – Coeus – Giants from Greek Mythology


The Titan Coeus in Greek mythology, Coeus, the name meaning “query, questioning” was one of the Titans, the giant sons and daughters of Uranus and Gaia. His equivalent in Latin poetry, though he scarcely makes an appearance in Roman mythology, was Polus, the embodiment of the celestial axis around which the heavens revolve. Like most of the Titans he played no active part in Greek religion he appears only in lists of Titans but was primarily important for his descendants. With his sister, the “shining” Phoebe, Coeus fathered Leto and Asteria. Leto copulated with Zeus (the son of fellow Titans Cronus and Rhea) and bore Artemis and Apollo. Given that Phoebe symbolized prophetic wisdom just as Coeus represented rational intelligence, the couple may have possibly functioned together as the primal font of all knowledge in the cosmos. Along with the other Titans, Coeus was overthrown by Zeus and the other Olympians in the Titanomachy. Afterwards, he and all his brothers were imprisoned in Tartarus by Zeus. Coeus, later overcome with madness, broke free from his bonds and attempted to escape his imprisonment, but was repelled by Cerberus. There are many Titans Giants and gods which can be found here at mythology explored by ANCIENT MYSTERY, 222 binge worthy video’s for you to enjoy here on Youtube.

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