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Coeus

Coeus

Other names:
Titan of:
Titan of the North
Titan of Farsight, Resolve and Intelligence
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Coeus (Ancient Greek: Κοιος) is the Titan lord of the North. Coeus is the Titan of Resolve and Intelligence, and the embodiment of the celestial axis around which the heavens revolve. He married his sister Phoibe Titanid of Radiance and Prophecy. Phoibe bore Coeus Lelantos Titan of air, Leto Titanis of Motherhood, who bore Apollo and Artemis, and Asteria Titanid of Astrology.

Mythology

Although Coeus does not have an active role in Ancient Greek religion, he was important through his children, Leto and Asteria, whom he had with his wife and sister, Phoebe. Leto was one of Zeus' lovers and gave birth to the twin Olympians, Artemis and Apollo.

Coeus and his wife, Phoebe, both possessed the gift of prophecy, as Coeus was the grandfather of Apollo by Leto and Zeus (as well as the grandfather to Apollo's twin Artemis) Coeus passed down the gift of prophecy to Apollo who would take over the oracle of Delphi. Coeus is generally considered to be the wisest of the Titans, his intellect combined with the gift of prophecy could possibly be the reason that the Titans lasted so long in the war against the Olympians. In the end Zeus, Poseidon, Hades and their allies defeated the Titans and cast them down to Tartarus.

Parents

Gaia (Mother) and Ouranos (Father)

Spouse & Lovers

Phoibe (Wife)

Children

Lelantos (Son)
Leto (Daughter)
Asteria (Daughter)

Ancient Text

"Again, Phoibe came to the desired embrace of Koios. Then the goddess through the love of the god conceived and brought forth dark-gowned Leto. . . Also she bare Asteria."
- Hesiod, Theogony 404

Grandchildren

Artemis (Granddaughter)
Apollo (Grandson)
Hekate (Granddaughter)
Aura (Granddaughter)

Siblings

Kronos (Brother)
Rhea (Sister)
Hyperion (Brother)
Theia (Sister)
Phoibe (Sister)
Okeanos(Brother)
Tethys (Sister)
Iapetos (Brother)
Krios (Brother)
Mnemosyne (Sister)
Briareos (Brother)
Kottos (Brother)
Gyes (Brother)
Brontês (Brother)
Steropês (Brother)
Argês (Brother)

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