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Ancient Greek Gods & Goddesses for Kids - Theia
The myths and legends surrounding Theia, the Titan goddess of all that glitters and the mother of the sun

Theia for kids
Discover the myths surrounding Theia, the Titan goddess of all that glitters and the mother of the sun. The Titans were members of a mythological race of giants who ruled the Earth until overthrown by Zeus and the Olympian gods during the battle of the gods called the Titanomachy. Theia was the daughter of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Heaven) from the very first dynasty of ancient Greek gods. Additional facts and information about the mythology of individual Greek gods and goddesses can be accessed via the following links:

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Who was Theia?
Theia was the Titan goddess of all that glitters and the mother of the sun and one of the extraordinary number of gods and goddesses worshipped by the Ancient Greeks. The female Titans were called the Titanides. The Titans were the descendents of the first gods or divinities, called the primordial or primeval gods, who were born out of Chaos. The first 12 Titans, that included Theia were a race of powerful, giant gods from the union of the primordial deities Gaia and Uranus. Theia married Hyperion who was also her brother. Their children were Helios, Eos and Selene. The legend and myth about Theia, the Titan goddess of all that glitters and the mother of the sun has been passed down through the ages and plays an important role in the history of the Ancient World of Greece and the study of the Greek classics.

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Facts about Theia
Theia features in the Creation myth of the ancient Greeks which are based on the idea that these supernatural beings resembled mortals but were of gigantic proportions and possessed great magical and mystic powers. The following information, facts and profile provides a fast overview of Theia:

Theia Profile & Fact File
Name: Theia
Role & Function: The function of Theia is described as being the goddess of all that glitters and the mother of the sun
Status: A principle goddess in the first dynasty of Titans
Gender: Female
Name of Husband / Consort: Hyperion
Name of Father: Uranus
Name of Mother: Gaia
Names of Brothers (Titans): Oceanus, Hyperion, Coeus, Cronus, Crius and Iapetus
Names of Sisters (Titanides): Mnemosyne, Tethys, Phoebe, Rhea and Themis
Names of Children: Helios, Eos and Selene

The Children of Theia and Hyperion
The children of Theia and Hyperion were Helios, Eos and Selene. Eos was the goddess of the dawn. Selene was the Titan goddess of the moon and Helios was the Titan god of the sun who was the father of the Three Graces (aka Charities) were reputed to be the essence of beauty, charm, and grace.

Facts about Theia in Greek Mythology
Discover interesting information and facts about Theia, the Titan goddess of all that glitters and the mother of the sun. The facts about her provides a list detailing fascinating additional info to increase your knowledge about Theia in Greek Mythology, stories and legends.

Mythical Facts about Theia
Fact 1: Theia took the side of the Titans in the War of the Titans against the Olympians

Fact 2: The Titans were associated with the various planets, Theia was associated with the sun

Fact 3: The name Theia simply means "goddess"

Fact 4: She was the goddess who endowed gold, silver and glittering jewels

Fact 5: She was also the mother of sight

Fact 6: She possessed the gift of prophecy

The Imprisonment of Theia and the Titans
According to the ancient Greek Creation myth Uranus, the father of Theia and the other Titans, was terrified of the massive size and strength of his gigantic children and to prevent them rebelling against him, Uranus seized them immediately after their birth and hurled them down into a dark abyss called Tartarus, where he kept his Titan children in chains.

The giant race of Titans

The race of giant Titans, imprisoned by their father Uranus

Their mother, Gaia, helped them to escape and, led by Cronus, they overthrew their father and took power as the Titan gods. Cronus was no better than his father which led to the War of the Titans.

The Titanomachy in Greek Mythology
The Battle of the Titans, called the Titanomachy, was a 10 year war and power struggle that was fought between the Titans and the gods and goddesses who would become known as the Olympians. In ancient Greek mythology Mount Othrys was the base of the Titans during the Battle of the Titans and Mount Olympus was the base of the Olympian gods and goddesses led by Zeus. Mnemosyne, Themis, Oceanus, and Hyperion choose to join the Olympians.

The Family of Theia - The Titans Family Tree and Genealogy

Titans Family Tree and Genealogy

Theia - The Titan Gods Family Tree

The family members and genealogy of Theia can be established via the Titan gods family tree, providing an instant overview of the relationships between the major Titan gods and goddesses and their children. The Titans Family Tree is a 'who's who' of the family connections, genealogy and relationships between the main characters who feature in the mythology of the Titans.

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