THE TITANS

“And just like that, everything changed. At that terrible moment, in our hearts, we knew. Home was a pen; humanity, cattle.”

Eren Yeager, Attack on Titan

Before the Gods of Olympus ruled all of creation, the universe was ruled by a pantheon of primordial deities known as the Titans. The Titans were led by Kronos, who was the father of the first generation of Olympians. One day, Kronos feared that his children would rise against him. His paranoia was so great that he swallowed his children one by one. However, Kronos’s wife Rhea tricked him into swallowing a stone while she hid her last child, Zeus. Eventually, Zeus became strong enough to free his siblings and they went to war with the Titans. The colossal battle, which came to be known as the Titanomachy, between these two pantheons shaped the landscape of ancient Greece. In the end, the Titans were defeated and overthrown by the Gods of Olympus and were imprisoned in the deepest and darkest pits of Tartarus. Some Titans were spared, but they possessed far less power and influence than they had before. We have seen multiple scenarios of what could happen if the Titans were to escape Tartarus. In my story on Greek mythology, I will be depicting my own scenario of what could happen if the Titans were freed. After being imprisoned in Tartarus and tormented for untold millennia, I can imagine the Titans would be driven mad with rage, consumed by pain, fueled by spite, and starving for revenge.

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