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King Hyperion (Character)
from Immortals (2011)

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Hyperion in Greek Mythology is one of the twelve Titan children of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky or Heaven) who, led by Cronus, overthrew Uranus and were themselves later overthrown by the Olympians. With his sister, the Titaness Theia, Hyperion fathered Helios (Sun), Selene (Moon) and Eos (Dawn).[1]

Hyperion's son Helios was referred to in early mythological writings as Helios Hyperion ( , "Sun High-one"). In Homer's Odyssey, Hesiod's Theogony and the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, the Sun is once in each work called Hyperionides (, "son of Hyperion"), and Hesiod certainly imagines Hyperion as a separate being in other writings. In later Greek literature, Hyperion is always distinguished from Helios; the former was ascribed the characteristics of the "God of Watchfulness, Wisdom and the Light", while the latter became the physical incarnation of the Sun. Hyperion is an obscure figure in Greek culture and mythology, mainly appearing in lists of the twelve Titans.

In the movie "The Immortals, it is not clear if King Hyperion is a Titan, brother of Kronos and uncle to Zeus. Hyperion fought with Kronos when Kronos overthrew their father Uranus and may have been allowed to remain after the Olympians, Zeus, Hades, , Poseidon overthrew their father Kronos.

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