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Hyperion




Race: Greek gods, Titan


Occupation: Sun god
Marital Status: Married
Known relatives: Uranos (father)
Gaia (mother)
Eryphaesa (sister, wife)
Oceanus (brother)
Coeus (brother)
Crius (brother)
Iapetus (brother)
Cronus (brother)
Theia (sister)
Rhea (sister)
Mnemosyne (sister)
Phoebe (sister)
Tethys (sister)
Themis (sister)
Helios (son)
Eos (daughter)
Selene (daughter)


Story: Hyperion was the eldest of the Titans that sprung from Gaia and Uranos. He had three daughters with either Eryphaesa [1] or Theia [2].


Continuity: Greek Mythology
First app.: Homer: The Iliad (800 BC)
Country of origin: Greece Greece


Background notes: Hyperion is a minor character in regards to Greek mythology. Like the rest of the Titans of his generation, he represent a force of nature, in his case the Sun.


Related links/characters:
- Coeus
- Crius
- Eos
- Eryphaesa
- Gaia
- Helios
- Iapetus
- Kronos
- Mnemosyne
- Oceanus
- Phoebe
- Rheia
- Selene
- Tethys
- Theia
- Themis
- Uranos


References: 1: Hesiod: Homeric Hymn to Helios
2: Hesiod: Theogony