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Rhea and Cronus
Titan
Name Titan
Other Names None
Debut Pilot
Significance Atlas
Phoebe
Prometheus
Rhea
Saturn (Cronos)
Themis
Photo Earth bas relief of Rhea and Cronos [1]

The Titans are Lords of Kobol in the Battlestar Galactica universe. In the [religion of the Ancient Greeks], the terrible and powerful Titans were those deities which preceded the Olympian gods.[2]

Lords of Kobol[]

It is unknown whether the Colonials still worship the Titans. Their scriptures refer to their fall at the hands of the Olympian gods. The Apolli make reference to their fall in their criticism of Monotheism:

"The mighty Gods are striking back. As the Olympian Gods rose, the Titans fell, as all Gods must. Now one God can kill them all. One God. This can only be mankind putting his own face into the heavens, making a God from his own image. It's the height of hubris!" ("Blowback")

Cerberus, a burlesque entertainer in New Cap City, makes the same reference in the riddle he poses to Joseph Adama:

"As the Gods overthrew the Titans, so has man overthrown the Gods. But when Man visits his sins upon his children, how shall he be repaid?" ("Ghosts in the Machine")

Whether they are worshipped or not, the Colonials named places and things after them - such as schools, sports arenas, and days of the week. Some people are named after them.

Ancient Greek Religion[]

Uranus Gaia

Earth mosaic of the primordial deities Uranus and Gaia, parents of the Titans [3]

The Titans were the deities . . . that preceded the Olympians. They were the children of the primordial deities Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth). The Titans included Oceanus, Tethys, Hyperion, Theia, Coeus, Phoebe, Cronus, Rhea, Mnemosyne, Themis, Crius and Iapetus. Cronus was the leader of the Titans, after he managed to overthrow his tyrant father Uranus from the throne. Cronus later learned of a prophecy that said his son would eventually overthrow him and [he] did everything he could to prevent it. However, the prophecy came true and Zeus managed to dethrone him and end the age of the Titans, after the Titanomachy, the great war between Titans and Olympians.[4]

Never worshipped as the other gods, they nevertheless helped, through contrast, to clarify the position in the universe of the Olympian gods who defeated [them]. . . . Indeed, the very name Titan signifies "Strainers", referencing their constant struggle against the order of things. Following this clash between the two generations of gods, Zeus imprisoned the Titans in Tartarus, the deepest part of the Underworld and established order in the universe.[5]

Titan Deities[]

Examples[]

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References[]

  1. Photo: "Rhea gives the omphalos stone to her husband, Cronus. The stone is wrapped in swaddling cloth as a subsitute for their infant son, Zeus." Greco-Roman marble bas-relief, Capitoline Museums, Rome.
  2. Titan at the Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved on June 26, 2019, edited.
  3. Photo: "Aion-Uranus, the god of eternity, is standing inside a celestial sphere decorated with zodiac signs, in between a green tree and a bare tree (summer and winter, respectively). Sitting in front of him is the mother-earth goddess, Tellus (the Roman counterpart of Gaia), with her four children, who possibly represent the four seasons." Source: Central part of a large floor mosaic, from a Roman villa in Sentinum (now known as Sassoferrato, in Marche, Italy), circa 200–250 C.E. Location: the Glyptothek in Munich, Germany. Photographer: Bibi Saint-Pol, own work, 2007-02-08. Public Domain.
  4. Titans at Greek Mythology.com. Retrieved on July 3, 2019.
  5. Titan at the Ancient History Encyclopedia, Ibid.
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