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Crius Greek Mythology

Crius was the Titan god of the constellations and one of the extraordinary number of gods and goddesses worshipped by the Ancient Greeks. The Titans were the descendants of the first gods or divinities, called the primordial or primeval gods, who were born out of Chaos. The first 12 Titans,that included Crius were a race of powerful, giant gods from the union of the primordial deities Gaia and Uranus. The consort of Crius was Eurybia, daughter of Gaia and Pontus. His children were Astraeus, Pallas and Perses. The legend and myth about Crius, the god of the constellations, and the Titans has been passed down through the ages and plays an important role in the history of the Ancient World of Greece and the study of the Greek classics. Crius was the Titan god of heavenly constellations and was also known as Pillar of the southpole.

Crius, which means "Ram", was often referred as the starting season of the Greek year, because his constellation was called Aries which nowadays means the start of spring. Together with his other three brothers Coeus, Hyperion and Iapetus, they presided as the Pillars of holding Heaven and Earth apart. He was one of six sons of Uranus and Gaea and is mentioned by Apollodorus as one of the five brothers, all but Oceanus, who participated in rebellion against Uranus and later attacked him. When they overcame him, the four brothers probably held him down, while Cronus castrated him. According to Pausanias, Crius was the father of Python, a dragon slain by Apollo, and was also closely related with the island of Euboea. The author even names two rivers after the titan. In the time of war, he was mentioned siding with the Titans against the younger Olympian gods. After...