‘Now, the Titans, known as the elder gods, once ruled the Earth and the universe. Their leader, Kronos was not the most pleasant or approachable of Titans. They all had powers and some controlled the elements of nature and others provided guidance.’
‘How did they do that?’ Pandora asked.
‘Well, there was Okeanos who created the ebb and flow of the world’s oceans and seas; then Hyperion, who brought the force of the sun. Themis established law of the land and Rhea represented the birth of life and fertility. Theia produced light and the gift of sight; Phoebe fostered intelligence; Mnemosyne gave the ability to remember; and Koios maintained the North Pole while his brother Krios held the South Pole. Iapetos became the one who put a time limit on how long humans lived. There were monsters too,’ Papou added, eyes narrowed.
‘What were they like?’ Jason asked.
‘Gigantic beings like the Kyklopes, triplets born with one huge eye. They were blacksmiths and very good ones. Their brothers, giants as well, were called the Hekatonkheires. These were another set of triplets with 100 hands and fifty heads each!’ Papou wiggled his fingers.
‘That’s disgusting.’ Pandora pulled a face and shook her head.
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