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Ancient Greek Gods for Kids - Perses
The myths and legends surrounding Perses, the Titan god of destruction

Perses for kids
Discover the myths surrounding Perses, the Titan god of destruction. The Titans were members of a mythological race of giants who ruled the Earth until overthrown by Zeus and the Olympian gods during the battle of the gods called the Titanomachy. Perses was the son of Crius and Eurybia from the very first dynasty of Titan gods and the husband of Asteria, the Titan goddess of necromancy. Additional facts and information about the mythology of individual Greek gods and goddesses can be accessed via the following links:

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Who was Perses?
Perses was the second generation of Titan gods and was worshipped as the god of destruction. He was one of the extraordinary number of gods and goddesses worshipped by the Ancient Greeks. The Titans were the descendents of the first gods or divinities, called the primordial or primeval gods, who were born out of Chaos. The children of the Titans included the famous Olympian gods who included Zeus, Hera, Hestia, Hades and Poseidon and are shown on the Titans Family tree. The legend and myth about Perses, the god of destruction, and the Titans has been passed down through the ages and plays an important role in the history of the Ancient World of Greece and the study of the Greek classics.

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Greek Gods of War and Destruction

Facts about Perses
Perses features in the Creation myth of the ancient Greeks which are based on the idea that these supernatural beings resembled mortals but possessed great magical and mystic powers. The following information, facts and profile provides a fast overview of the ancient Greek god of destruction:

Perses Profile & Fact File
Name: Perses
Role & Function: The function of Perses is described as being the god of destruction
Status: A god in the second dynasty of Titans
Alternative Names: N/A
Gender: Male
Name of Wife: Asteria, the dark Titan goddess of necromancy, nocturnal oracles, prophecies and the goddess of the falling stars
Name of Father: Crius
Name of Mother: Eurybia
Names of Brothers: Astraeus and Pallas
Names of Sisters: None
Names of Children: Hecate

The Children of Perses and Asteria the Titan goddess of Necromancy
The wife of Perses was Asteria the dark goddess of necromancy, the practice of witchcraft by communicating with the dead, especially in order to predict the future. It is therefore not surprising that their union produced Hecate, the goddess of magic, witchcraft, spectres, the night and the moon and the the ‘Queen of Ghosts’. The domains of Hecate extended over earth, the sky and hell and for this she is represented in works of art as a triple divinity, as shown in the picture of Hecate.


Picture of Hecate

The Family of Perses - The Titan Gods Family Tree and Genealogy

Titans Family Tree and Genealogy

Perses - The Titan Gods Family Tree

The family members and genealogy of Perses 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.


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