The Titans (page 30)

Chapter 1: The Early Gods

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Epimenides, Theogony 3B6 Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker 1, p. 34, ed. H. Diels and W. Kranz. 6th ed. Berlin 1951.

Greek Text

Pindar, Paian 6.155 – Pindarus 2, p. 31, ed. B. Snell and H. Maehler. Leipzig 1975.

Homeric Hymn to Helios 31.1-7

And now, O Muse Calliope, daughter of Zeus, begin to sing of glowing Helios whom mild-eyed Euryphaessa, the far-shining one, bare to the Son of Earth and starry Heaven. For Hyperion wedded glorious Euryphaessa, his own sister, who bare him lovely children, rosy-armed Eos and rich-tressed Selene and tireless Helios who is like the deathless gods. Greek Text

Homer, Iliad 8.68

But when the sun had reached mid heaven Greek Text

Homer, Iliad 3.277

Father Zeus, that rulest from Ida, most glorious, most great, and thou Sun, that beholdest all things and hearest all things, and ye rivers and thou earth, and ye that in the world below take vengeance on men that are done with life, whosoever hath sworn a false oath. Greek Text

Homer, Iliad 19.259

Be Zeus my witness first, highest and best of gods, and Earth and Sun, and the Erinyes, that under earth take vengeance on men. Greek Text

Homer, Odyssey 8.302

for Helius had kept watch for him and had brought him word. Greek Text

Homeric Hymn to Demeter 2.62-89

So they came to Helios, who is watchman of both gods and men, and stood in front of his horses: and the bright goddess enquired of him: “Helios, do you at least regard me, goddess as I am, if ever by word or deed of mine I have cheered your heart and spirit. Through the fruitless air I heard the thrilling cry of my daughter whom I bare, sweet scion of my body and lovely in form, as of one seized violently; though with my eyes I saw nothing. But you —for with your beams you look down from the bright upper air over all the earth and sea —tell me truly of my dear child, if you have seen her anywhere, what god or mortal man has violently seized her against her will and mine, and so made off.”

So said she. And the Son of Hyperion answered her: “Queen Demeter, daughter of rich-haired Rhea, I will tell you the truth; for I greatly reverence and pity you in your grief for your trim-ankled daughter. None other of the deathless gods is to blame, but only cloud-gathering Zeus who gave her to Hades, her father’s brother, to be called his buxom wife. And Hades seized her and took her loudly crying in his chariot down to his realm of mist and gloom. Yet, goddess, cease your loud lament and keep not vain anger unrelentingly: Aidoneus, the Ruler of Many, is no unfitting husband among the deathless gods for your child, being your own brother and born of the same stock: also, for honor, he has that third share which he received when division was made at the first, and is appointed lord of those among whom he dwells.”

So he spake, and called to his horses: and at his chiding they quickly whirled the swift chariot along, like long-winged birds. Greek Text

Titanomachia Fr 7 PEGPoetae Epici Graeci 1, p. 14, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987

Mimnermos 12 W – Iambi et Elegi Graeci 2, pp. 86-87, ed. M. L. West. Oxford 1972

Homeric Hymn to Hermes 4.68-69

The Sun was going down beneath the earth towards Ocean with his horses and chariot. Greek Text

Homeric Hymn to Helios 31.8-16 

As he rides in his chariot, he shines upon men and deathless gods, and piercingly he gazes with his eyes from his golden helmet. Bright rays beam dazzlingly from him, and his bright locks streaming from the temples of his head gracefully enclose his far-seen face: a rich, fine-spun garment glows upon his body and flutters in the wind: and stallions carry him. Then, when he has stayed his golden-yoked chariot and horses, he rests there upon the highest point of heaven, until he marvelously drives them down again through heaven to Ocean. Greek Text

Homer, Odyssey 12.176

and the rays of the lord Helios Hyperion. Greek Text

Hesiod, Theogony 1011

And Circe the daughter of Helius, Hyperion’s son Greek Text

Homeric Hymn to Demeter 2.74

And the Son of Hyperion answered her. Greek Text

Homeric Hymn to Demeter 2.26

and the lord Helios, Hyperion’s bright son. Greek Text

Homer, Iliad 8.480

and have joy neither in the rays of Helios Hyperion nor in any breeze. Greek Text

Homer, Odyssey 12.133

Phaethusa and Lampetie, whom beautiful Neaera bore to Helios Hyperion. Greek Text

Homer, Iliad 19.398

and behind him stepped Achilles harnessed for fight, gleaming in his armour like the bright Hyperion. Greek Text

Homeric Hymn to Apollo 3.369

but here shall the Earth and shining Hyperion make you rot. Greek Text

Eumelos fr 3 PEG Poetae Epici Graeci 1, pp. 109-10, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.

Mimnermos 12 W – Iambi et Elegi Graeci 2, pp. 86-87 , ed. M. L. West. Oxford 1972

Stesichoros 185 PMG Poetae Melici Graeci, pp. 100-01 ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.

Pindar, Olympian 7.39

Then even the god that brings light to mortals, son of Hyperion Greek Text

Homer, Odyssey 12.127-36

And thou wilt come to the isle Thrinacia. There in great numbers feed the kine of Helios and his goodly flocks, seven herds of kine and as many fair flocks of sheep, and fifty in each. These bear no young, nor do they ever die, and goddesses are their shepherds, fair-tressed nymphs, Phaethusa and Lampetie, whom beautiful Neaera bore to Helios Hyperion. These their honored mother, when she had borne and reared them, sent to the isle Thrinacia to dwell afar, and keep the flocks of their father and his sleek kine. Greek Text

Homer, Odyssey 12.374-88

“Swiftly then to Helios Hyperion came Lampetie of the long robes, bearing tidings that we had slain his kine; and straightway he spoke among the immortals, wroth at heart: “‘Father Zeus and ye other blessed gods that are for ever, take vengeance now on the comrades of Odysseus, son of Laertes, who have insolently slain my kine, in which I ever took delight, when I went toward the starry heaven and when I turned back again to earth from heaven. If they do not pay me fit atonement for the kine I will go down to Hades and shine among the dead.’ “Then Zeus, the cloud-gatherer, answered him and said: ‘Helios, do thou verily shine on among the immortals and among mortal men upon the earth, the giver of grain. As for these men I will soon smite their swift ship with my bright thunder-bolt, and shatter it to pieces in the midst of the wine-dark sea.’ Greek Text

Homer, Iliad 18.239-40

Then was the unwearying sun sent by ox-eyed, queenly Hera to go his way, full loath, to the stream of Ocean. Greek Text

Euripides, Elektra 699

Then, it was then that Zeus changed the radiant paths of the stars, and the light of the sun. Greek Text

Euripides, Orestes 996

from which Strife changed the course of the sun’s winged chariot, fitting the westward path of the sky towards the single horse of Dawn; and Zeus diverted the career of the seven Pleiads into a new track and exchanged . . . death for death. Greek Text

Palatine Anthology (Greek Anthology) 9.98

Greek Text and English Translation

Homeric Hymn 28 to Athena

the bright Son of Hyperion stopped his swift-footed horses a long while, until the maiden Pallas Athena had stripped the heavenly armour from her immortal shoulders. Greek Text

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