Crius | Greek Titan

Crius Greek Mythology

Creus (Greek: Κρείος, transl.: Kreíos), in Greek mythology, is one of the twelve classical titans of the Hessiodic tradition, the son of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Heaven).

From Greek, his name means "ram". Intimately related to the constellation of Aries (ram), Crio was the titan of the constellations and his function in Greek cosmogony was to organize the stellar cycles, Crio was also seen as the god of cold, blizzards and abyssal creatures not known to mankind.

His wife was Eurybia, a goddess who personified dominion over the seas, born of the union of Gaia and Pontus, and their children were Palas (god of warrior crafts), Perses (god of destruction), and Astreu (god of the stars and the stars).

The latter united with Eos (goddess of the dawn) and gave birth to the stars, the four winds (Boreas, Nótos, Eúros and Zéphyros) and the planets known in antiquity: Phaínôn (Saturn), Phaéthôn (Jupiter), Pyroeís (Mars), Stílbôn (Mercury) and Eôsphóros-Hésperos (Venus).

Crio sided with Kronos in the Titanomachia and was thrown into Tartarus after his defeat by the Olympian gods. However, according to the claims of several later mythical traditions, Zeus, once reconciled with his father, freed the Titans from their shackles and allowed them to finally resume their divine functions in the universal order.