Mythical Facts about Coeus
Fact 1: Coeus took the side of the Olympians in the War of the Titans
Fact 2: Coeus and his brothers Crius, Hyperion and Iapetus were posted at the four corners of the world where they seized hold of their father, Uranus the Sky god, and held him fast, while Cronus, hidden in the centre, castrated him with a sickle.
Fact 3: The four brothers represented the points of connection between sky and earth where the four compass directions meet. Coeus was the pillar of the north.
Fact 4: The Titans were associated with the various planets, he was associated with the planet Mercury for wisdom
Fact 5: He was sometimes described as a leader of the Gigantes and played this role in the Battle of the Giants called the Gigantomachy. The Gigantes were a tribe of 100 giants who were the offspring of Gaia.
Fact 6: After the Titan War all the Titan brothers were banished into Tartarus by Zeus but Coeus was released and fled to the north from Zeus, and was regarded as the north star Polaris
Fact 7: His name means "query" or "questioning"
The Imprisonment of Coeus and the Titans
According to the ancient Greek Creation myth Uranus, the father of Coeus and the other Titans, was terrified of the massive size and strength of his gigantic children and to prevent them rebelling against him, Uranus seized them immediately after their birth and hurled them down into a dark abyss called Tartarus, where he kept his Titan children in chains.
The race of giant Titans, imprisoned by their father Uranus
Their mother, Gaia, helped them to escape and, led by Cronus, they overthrew their father and took power as the Titan gods. Cronus was no better than his father which led to the War of the Titans.
The Titanomachy in Greek Mythology
The Battle of the Titans, called the Titanomachy, was a 10 year war and power struggle that was fought between the Titans and the gods and goddesses who would become known as the Olympians. In ancient Greek mythology Mount Othrys was the base of the Titans during the Battle of the Titans and Mount Olympus was the base of the Olympian gods and goddesses led by Zeus. Mnemosyne, Themis, Coeus, and Hyperion choose to join the Olympians. The male Titans were eventually all deposed by Zeus and cast into the pit of Tartarus.
The Family of Coeus - The Titans Family Tree and Genealogy
Coeus - The Titan Gods Family Tree
The family members and genealogy of Coeus can be established via the Titan gods family tree, providing an instant overview of the relationships between the major Titan gods and goddesses and their children. The Titans Family Tree is a 'who's who' of the family connections, genealogy and relationships between the main characters who feature in the mythology of the Titans.