The Greeks had a god for almost every aspect of the earth and human life. They had a story for how each god came to be and what their story was. They even believed in a higher power than the gods that presided over them. Their belief system is more complex than most religions and they placed life lessons inside of their religious tales. Ancient Greek mythology strives to teach lessons and give reason for unfortunate things that happen to people. The purpose of the Greek gods was to inspire and install fear into the people of Greece and to learn from their god`s mistakes. The stories pertaining to the Olympians, and the Titans were lessons of morals for their believers to follow. The Titans show that a person should not be disloyal to their family, the gods make moral mistakes that humans make, and the war between the Titan`s and Olympians shows that nothing is gained from war, only pain and suffering. The Greek Olympians and Titans exhibited characteristics that mirror human nature and the way in which it acts, while their stories expressed to Greeks what mistakes should not be made.
The story of the Titans has betrayal, uprising, and family loyalty to teach the Greeks. According to the Greek belief system, before the existence of the twelve Olympian gods there was a higher power in existence. This higher power was known as the Titan gods. During their time of power they were all powerful and represented the various planets of the solar system. The Titans were born from Gaea and Uranus the first of the powerful celestial beings. The story of the Titans begins with the “mother Titan”, Gaea. Gaea arose after the birth of chaos, seemingly from nowhere. She created Uranus seemingly by herself, in order to cover herself, the hills and the sea. Gaea had relations with her son and gave birth to the other Titans, Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion, Iapetus, Theia, Rhea, Themis, Mnemosyne, Phoebe, and... [continues]
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