Pallas (son of Crius)

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Pallas (Πάλλας) is a Titan, killed by Athena in the contest to fight for Zeus (see Titanomachy.) Most sources indicate that he was the son of Crius and Eurybia, the brother of Astraeus and Perses, and the husband of Styx. He was the father of Zelus, Nike, Kratos, and Bia.[1] In addition, he has been named as the father of Scylla, Fontes, and Lacus.[2] Alternatively, he was the son of Megamedes, and father of Selene,[3] and is also recorded as the father of Eos.[4]

Pallas' name derives from the Greek word pallō (πάλλω) which means "to brandish (a spear)".[citation needed] This may indicate that Pallas was perhaps the Titan god of warcraft, considering that his name was later taken up by Athena.[citation needed] The city Pellene, in Achaea, was named after Pallas.[5]


  1. ^ Hesiod. Theogony, 375-383.
  2. ^ Hyginus.
  3. ^ Homeric Hymn IV To Hermes, Line 100.
  4. ^ Ovid. Fasti, 4.373.
  5. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece, 7.26.12.