- any of the sons of Uranus and Gaea, including Coeus, Crius, Cronus, Hyperion, Iapetus, and Oceanus.
- Also Ti·tan·ess.any of the sisters of these, including Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Rhea, Tethys, Themis, and Thia.
- any of the offspring of the children of Uranus and Gaea.
Origin of Titan
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What does masculinity look like in a world where men and women alike can be titans?
Kip Pardue What you remember him from: Playing Sunshine, the new guy with long hair in Remember the Titans.The Most Random Old TV Stars to Appear on ‘Mad Men’|Kevin Fallon|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In those days, the hard right had no real influence among the titans of corporate America.Can a Senator Stop a Union? Bob Corker Is Certainly Trying|Michael Tomasky|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Titans ended up with the ball back in their hands on their 12-yard line with 1:48 to go.Seahawks-Broncos and 7 Other Thrilling Super Bowl Matchups|Ben Jacobs|February 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The new team, which initially called itself the Titans, soon became the more modern Jets.New York City Is the Storied Football Capital of the USA|Ben Jacobs|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eurynome is represented by some as one of the Titans, the wife of Ophion.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)|Charles Mills Gayley
He rather answers to one of the race of Titans, and especially to Prometheus, the son of a Titan.Modern Mythology|Andrew Lang
They are the Titans who carried Olympus by assault, and who will soon stand victors upon Sinai's crags.The Ghosts|Robert G. Ingersoll
Before the Trojan war we used to talk of the rebellion of the Titans, but that business now is an old almanac.The Infernal Marriage|Benjamin Disraeli
Perhaps it is a reference to the Greek tale that Hyperion, one of the Titans, was the father of the sun.The Aeneid of Virgil|Virgil
Word Origin for titan
noun Greek myth
early 15c., from Latin Titan, from Greek Titan, member of a mythological race of giants who attempted to scale heaven by piling Mount Pelion on Mount Ossa but were overthrown by Zeus and the gods. They descended from Titan, elder brother of Kronos. Perhaps from tito "sun, day," which is probably a loan-word from a language of Asia Minor. Sense of "person or thing of enormous size" first recorded 1828. Applied to planet Saturn's largest satellite in 1868; it was discovered 1655 by Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens, who named it Saturni Luna "moon of Saturn."