Hyperion was the Titan god of light, one of the sons of Uranus (sky) and Gaea (earth). Hyperion was one of the four Titan brother who conspired with Cronus in the castration of their father Uranus. When Uranus (sky) descended to lie with Gaea (earth), Hyperion, Crius, Coeus and Iapetus were posted at the four corners of the world -- seized hold of their father and held him fast while Cronus castrated him with a sickle.
With his sister and consort (wife) Theia he fathered Helios (sun), Eos (dawn), Selene (moon). In other version Euryphaessa was Hyperion consort (wife), by whom he became the father of Helios (sun), Eos (dawn), Selene (moon). INDEX