The Titans

Something colossal in size or power (such as a supposedly unsinkable ocean liner) is said to be titanic. This adjective comes from the Titans, the gargantuan firstborn sons of the goddess Earth.

The Myth of the Titans

The Titans were the first generation of the sons of Earth, who ruled the cosmos before the Olympians. Cronus, king of the Titans, was deposed by his son Zeus. The Giants, also sons of Earth, stormed Mount Olympus in revenge. But they were repulsed by the Olympian gods with the help of the hero Heracles.

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