- Gaia & Uranus
Gaia, the goddess of Earth and daughter of Chaos, married Uranus,
son of Ether and Day. He is the personification of the sky who ruled
the universe. Both created the following children:
Gaia gave birth also to a lot of monsters like Typheoeus during her
relationship with Tartarus, an abyss under Hades where later the Titans
were imprisoned. This monster had a hundred dragonheads, which spurted fire,
and a bellowing many-tongued voice. He created the whirlwinds and fought
with Zeus before the god hurled him beneath Mount Etna.
- The Titans/Titaness, giants monsters.
- The Giants, any of the large and powerful offspring of their parents
who rebelled against the Olympian gods but were defeated in battle.
- Oceanus, divinity of the stream believed to flow around the earth.
- The Cyclopes, a race of Giants having a single eye in the middle of
- Hyperion, father of Helios (sun), Selene (moon), Eos (dawn).
- Thetis, mother of Achilles by Peleus.
- Rhea, a Titaness who is a fertility goddess.
- Cronus, a Titan, god of the time.
© Elsa Dax - Les Chemins de l'Image - 1999