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Hyperion

Hyperion

Other names:
Lord of Light, Titan of the east
Titan of:
Titan of the East
Titan of Light, Fire, the Sun, the Moon and Dawn
Symbols:
The Sun
Weapons:
Fire, Light
Parents:
Consort:
Theia (wife and sister)
Children:
Siblings:


Hyperion (Ancient Greek: Ὑπερίων, "The High One") was the Titan of light and of the east. He was one of the six sons of Ouranus and Gaia. He is also the father of the lights of the parts of the day; Helios (the Sun), Eos (the Dawn), and Selene (the Moon). Theia is sister-wife of Hyperion.

Mythology

Castration of Ouranos

Hyperion, along with Kronus, Iapetos, Krios, and Koios conspired against their father. When Ouranos descended to the earth to lay with Gaia, Hyperion, Krios, Iapetos, and Koios waited at the corners of the world and grabbed him as he came down. Kronos Castrated him with a sickle made by their mother. Hyperion was located at the eastern most part of the world. Hyperion's colour co-ordination is said to be gold while Iapetos' is silver and Krios and Koios are both black.

He is said to have lead the Titan war once Kronos was defeated and the best titan warrior. He was eventually beaten by Poseidon and cast into Tartarus.

Imprisonment

After the Titanomachy, Zeus sent Hyperion into the pit of Tartarus along with his brothers. In some myths, Hyperion and his brothers were eventually released from their eternal imprisonment

Mankind

Hyperion and all of his brothers were seen as ancient gods that were responsible for the creation of man, each titan bestowing a quality on mankind. Hyperion was assumed to have given man the gift of sight because his name actually means "he who watches from above". Hyperion's wife, Theia, was also the Titaness of sight so it made sense that they would give mankind that gift. Another things that made the Greeks think that Hyperion and Theia gave this gift is because they believed that eyes emitted a small beam of light that allowed them to see.

Parents

Ouranos (Father) & Gaia (Mother)

Spouse & Lovers

Children

Siblings

Gallery

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