Mt. Olympus from Clash of the Titans

Tiatanomachy, or the battles between the Greek Gods and the Titans in Greek Mythology, occured on Mt. Olympus the war lasted ten years, resulting in the deat of the Titans in exception to the Kraken .

Prior to BattleEdit

After Kronos overthrew his father Ouranos, the tweleve Titans, ruled, with Kronos as their leader.

Each of the male Titans joined with one of his sisters to produce children. Kronos married his sister Rhea, but was told by his parents that he would be defeated by his own son. To thwart this prophesy, he swallowed each of his and Rhea's children as they were born, including Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon. Being immortal, they were unharmed, however, they remained trapped inside his body.

The Birth of ZeusEdit

Rhea grieved for the loss of her children. So, when she was close to giving birth to Zeus, she consulted
Sketch of the Kraken

A Sketch of the Kraken

with her parents Gaia and Ouranos. They revealed the future to her, showing her how to thwart Kronos. First, Rhea went to the island of Crete to give birth to her son. When he was born, his infant cries were drowned out by the Kouretes, attendants of his mother, who clashed their weapons together. He was kept hidden in a cave and reputedly nursed by a goat. The horn of this goat may have been the famous horn of plenty

When Kronos came to Rhea for their child, Rhea gave him instead a stone, wrapped in cloths. Not noticing, he swallowed the stone instead.

The War BeginsEdit

What happened immediately after Kronos threw up his children is not clear, but the war between the gods and Titans, the Titanomachy, soon begins. Unfortunately the epic poem of that name, which would have told us much, is lost.

Some of the children of the other Titans ,such as Iapetos' son Menoetius, fought alongside their forebears.

The war was fought without success on either side for ten years, with the gods based on Mount Olympus , and the Titans on Mount Othrys. These two mountains flank the area of northern Greece called Thessaly, Olympus to the north, and Othrys to the south.

The Kraken

Aftermath: The KrakenEdit

The Kraken, which wasn't a figure of actual greek mythology, was the last Titan. He developed supreme loyalty to his savior, Poseidon, who commanded the Kraken, according to Ray Harryhausen 's Class of the Titans .

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