Theogony's Elder Titans


Simeon Netchev
published on 13 April 2023
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An infographic illustrating the family tree of Greek mythology's 12 Elder Titans, offspring of primordial deities Gaia (Earth) and Ouranos (Sky), a golden race of immortal, pre-Olympian gods and their descendants. It is broadly accepted that the ancient Greeks had several poems about the origins and evolution of the cosmos. However, Hesiod's Theogony (literally meaning "Birth of the Gods" from around the 8th century BCE) seems to have been the dominant (and the only surviving) one. It tells about how the universe sprang into existence, the relationships of its parts, and how Zeus came to rule over it.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2023, April 13). Theogony's Elder Titans. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Netchev, Simeon. "Theogony's Elder Titans." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 13, 2023.

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Netchev, Simeon. "Theogony's Elder Titans." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Apr 2023. Web. 14 Jun 2024.