titan - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈtaɪt(ə)n/
singulartitan
pluraltitans
Word story
In ancient Greek stories, the Titans were giant gods who were the children of Gaia, the Earth goddess, and Uranus, the Sky god. Having overthrown their own father, they were themselves eventually overthrown by their children, led by Zeus. Zeus then became king of the gods.