Mythical Facts about Oceanus
Fact 1: Oceanus took the side of the Olympians in the War of the Titans
Fact 2: He was represented as a powerful but kindly old man or having the upper body of a man with a long beard and horns (often represented as the claws of a crab or lobster), and the lower torso of a sea serpent
Fact 3: Oceanus came to represent the unknown waters of the Atlantic Ocean and a god of the next generation of deities
Fact 4: Oceanus alone was the only one of the primeval divinities permitted to retain his dominion under the new dynasty
Fact 5: He was a direct descendent of Pontus the primeval god of the sea.
Fact 6: He was the personification of the mythical ever-flowing stream, which, encircled the world, and from which sprang all the rivers and streams that watered the earth
Fact 7: He separated the earth and mortals from Hades, the world of the dead
Fact 8:He was the eldest Titan
The Imprisonment of Oceanus and the Titans
According to the ancient Greek Creation myth Uranus, the father of Oceanus 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, Oceanus, and Hyperion choose to join the Olympians. The male Titans were eventually all deposed by Zeus and cast into the pit of Tartarus. Oceanus alone was the only one of the primeval divinities permitted to retain his dominion under the new dynasty.
The Family of Oceanus - The Titans Family Tree and Genealogy
Oceanus - The Titan Gods Family Tree
The family members and genealogy of Oceanus 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.