Perses (Titan)

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Perses
God of Destruction
Consort Asteria
Parents Crius and Eurybia
Children Hecate

Perses (/ˈpɜːrsɪz/; Greek: Πέρσης, "The Destroyer"[1]) was the son of the Titan Crius and Eurybia. His name is derived from the Ancient Greek word perthō (πέρθω - "to sack", "to ravage", "to destroy"), the fact of which may have given the impression that Perses was the Titan god of destruction. He was wed to Asteria, his cousin, daughter of Titans Phoebe and Coeus.[2] They had one child noted in mythology, Hecate, honoured by Zeus above all others as the goddess of wilderness, childbirth, witchcraft and magic.[3]

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  1. ^ Warr, George C. W. The Greek Epic London. 1895. pg. 272.
  2. ^ "ASTERIA: Greek Titan goddess of nocturnal oracles & falling stars". Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  3. ^ "HECATE: Greek goddess of witchcraft, ghosts & magic". Retrieved 2010-03-13.