Crius (Titan)

Crius was one of the Titans, son of Uranus and Gaea. He married Eurybia, daughter of Pontus and Gaea, and had three children,Astraios, Pallas and Perses. His grandchildren were:

  • From the marriage of Astraios (god of dusk) and Eos (goddess of dawn): the four Anemoi (Winds – Boreas, Notus, Eurus, Zephyrus), and the five Astra Planeta (Wandering Stars, meaning planets – Phainon, Phaethon, Puroeis, Eosphoros, Stilbon).
  • From the marriage of Pallas (god of warcraft) and Styx (goddess of the homonymous river):Zelus (glory), Nike (victory), Kratos (power), Via (force), Scylla, Fontes (fountains), and Lacus (lakes).
  • From the marriage of Perses (god of destruction) and Asteria (the starry one): Hecate(goddess of wilderness, childbirth, and magic).

Crius was considered one of the four pillars that hold the heavens and the earth apart. He represented the pillar of the south, while the other three pillars were personified by his brothers Iapetus, Coeus and Hyperion. The four brothers had an important role during the dethroning of their father, Uranus; as they were in the four corners of the earth, they held Uranus in place, while their brother Cronus castrated him with a sickle that their mother had given them.

In the Titanomachy, the war between the Titans and the Olympians, Crius participated siding with the Titans, but did not have a specific role. When the Titans were defeated, Crius along with the rest of his siblings was thrown into Tartarus, the lower level of the Underworld.

Crius Is also called Kreios, Krios.

See Also: Titans, Uranus, Gaea, Eurybia, Iapetus, Coeus, Hyperion

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Κρεῖος (Kreîos)1)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures The least individualized of the Twelve Titans, he is the father of Astraeus, Pallas, and Perses.


In Greek mythology, Crius /ˈkrəs/, Kreios or Krios (Ancient Greek: Κρεῖος,[1] Κριός) was one of the Titans in the list given in Hesiod‘s Theogony, a son of Uranus and Gaia. The least individualized among the Titans [2] he was overthrown in the Titanomachy. M. L. West has suggested how Hesiod filled out the complement of Titans from the core group—adding three figures from the archaic tradition of Delphi, Coeus, and Phoibe, whose name Apollo assumed with the oracle, and Themis.[3] Among possible further interpolations among the Titans was Crius, whose interest for Hesiod was as the father of Perses and grandfather of Hecate, for whom Hesiod was, according to West, an “enthusiastic evangelist”.

Consorting with Eurybia, daughter of Earth (Gaia) and Sea (Pontus), he fathered Astraios and Pallas as well as Perses. The joining of Astraios with Eos, the Dawn, brought forth Eosphoros, the other Stars and the Winds.

Joined to fill out lists of Titans to form a total that made a match with the Twelve Olympians, Crius was inexorably involved in the ten-year-long[4] war between the Olympian gods and Titans, the Titanomachy, though without any specific part to play. When the war was lost, Crius was banished along with the others to the lower level of Hades called Tartarus.

Although “krios” was also the ancient Greek word for “ram”, the Titan’s chthonic position in the Underworld means no classical association with Aries, the “Ram” of the zodiac, is ordinarily made.[citation needed] Aries is the first visible constellation in the sky at the spring season, marking the start of the new year in the ancient Greek calendar. This fact may have implied that Crius was the Titan god of constellations, measuring the duration of the year while his brother Hyperion measures the days and months.

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Personal Information

Crius (Titan)
Name Crius (Titan)
Parents

Siblings

Name Birth Death
Iapetus (Titan) of mortalityasdasds   
Mnemosyne (Titaness) of memory & remembranceasdasds   
Themis (Titaness) of divine law and orderasdasds   
Cronus (Chthonic Deity & Titan) of the Harvestasdasds   
Rhea (Titaness) of fertilityasdasds   
Phoebe (Titaness) of intellect & prophecyasdasds   
Coeus (Titan) of intellect and the axis of heavenasdasds   
Hyperion (Titan) of lightasdasds   
Theia (Titaness) of sight and the shining light of the clear blue skyasdasds   
Oceanus (Titan Aquatic Deities)asdasds   
Tethys (Titaness) of fresh-water (Aquatic Primordial Deity)asdasds   

Half-Siblings

Name Birth Death
Kythonios (Gigantes)asdasds   
Picolous (Gigantes)asdasds   
Pelorus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Hippolytus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Hapladamas aka-Hoplodamus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Asterius, aka-Astarias, aka-Aster, aka-Asterus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Aristaeus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Thoon aka. Thoas (Gigantes)asdasds   
Theomises (Gigantes)asdasds   
Theodamas (Gigantes) (Gigantes)asdasds   
Skyeus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Rhoikos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Phoitos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Peloreus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Pankrates (Gigantes)asdasds   
Pallas (Gigantes)asdasds   
Ouranion (Gigantes)asdasds   
Mylinos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Molios (Gigantes)asdasds   
Mimon (Gigantes)asdasds   
Leon (Gigantes)asdasds   
Klytios aka. Clytius (Gigantes)asdasds   
Khthonios (Gigantes)asdasds   
Hyperbios (Gigantes)asdasds   
Hippolytos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Gration (Gigantes)asdasds   
Eurytos, aka-Euryalus, aka-Euryalos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Euboios (Gigantes)asdasds   
Ephialtes (Gigantes)asdasds   
Enkelados (Gigantes)asdasds   
Emphytos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Damysos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Damasen (Gigantes)asdasds   
Aristaios (Gigantes)asdasds   
Alcyoneus aka. Alkyoneus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Aigaion (Gigantes)asdasds   
Alektos aka. Allektos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Agrios aka. Agrius (Gigantes)asdasds   
Meliae (consort of Apollo)asdasds   
Porphyrion (Gigantes)asdasds   
Polybotes (Gigantes)asdasds   
Mimas, aka-Mimos (Gigantes)asdasds   
Enceladus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Antaeus (Gigantes)asdasds   
Gigantes (Giants)asdasds   
Erinyes (Furies)asdasds   
Echidna (half-woman, half-snake)asdasds   
Cyclopes (Giants)asdasds   
Hecatonchires (Centimanes)asdasds   
Typhon (Storms)asdasds   
Ourea (Primordial Deity) 10 gods of mountainsasdasds   
Aphrodite (Twelve Olympians)asdasds   
Uranus (Primordial Deity) god of the heavens (Father of the Titans)asdasds   
Tartarus aka. Tartaros (Abyss)asdasds   
Pontus (Primordial Deity) god of the seaasdasds   
Titans (Primordial Deities)asdasds   

Children

Name Birth Death
Astraeus (Titan) of dusk, stars, planets, & art of astrologyasdasds   
Pallas (Titan) of warcraftasdasds   
Perses (Titan) of destructionasdasds   

References   [ + ]

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures

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