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Titans of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth

Prometheus, Oceanus, Lelantus, Gaia

By Emily Marie ConcannonPublished 4 months ago Updated 4 months ago 1 min read
Titans of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth
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Titan of the Fire

Burn, awaken, enlighten

Ruling Men Below.

By Christian Paul Stobbe on Unsplash


Titan of the Sea

Shake, Quake, enliven the Deep!

Lead the course of Fate.

By Matheo JBT on Unsplash


Titan of the Air,

Flow, Blow, Breath new Life in all!

Teach us not to Fear.

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Primordial One!

No child assumes your Status!

Not Titan, but Queen!

By Jay Lamm on Unsplash


Hello Lovely Reader!

Thank you so much for reading! This is my entry to the latest Vocal Haiku challenge! In keeping with the theme, I wanted to pay homage to the Titans!

As any Greek myth enthusiast knows, there were Titans before the Olympians. However, there was no Titan or Olympian of the Earth. Why? None can replace the Primordial Gaia. She is the only Deity not to be dethroned by her children.

Some might argue that Cronus and Demeter are the one's who took her place. I disagree with this. These Olympians are the rulers of farming, not the Earth. :)

Lelantus was the one who really inspired me! His name means something like "the one who can't be seen." His daughter was Aura, the cool breeze! He is not well known, but I really love him!

And, of course, there's Prometheus! If you really want to know more about him, I recommend reading the ancient Greek play, "Prometheus Bound." You can find one of the best translations here: https://sacred-texts.com/cla/aesch/promet.htm

Finally, the much-forgotten Oceanus! He is the Titan for whom we've gotten the name "Ocean." To the Greeks, this was actually a massive river encompassing the Earth. I always loved this notion of a never-ending spring guiding humanity's destiny, like a river.

I hope you enjoyed! Thank you so much for reading :) :)

Lots of love!

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About the Creator

Emily Marie Concannon

I am a world nomad with a passion for vegan food, history, coffee, and equality.

You can find my first novel on Kindle Vella here: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09V4S7T4N :) I appreciate all your support and engagement! :)

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  • Lamar Wiggins4 months ago

    I loved the feel of this. It was powerful and authentic! Thanks for sharing.

  • Heather Hubler4 months ago

    What a clever, brilliant idea! I loved how you could just feel their might in each haiku. Wonderful, just wonderful. And you know I'm a sucker for all things added at the end. You always explain things with such passion. It's infectious. Loved this!!

  • sleepy drafts4 months ago

    Wow!! This is so wonderful, and I LOVED the note at the end! Amazing. ❤️

  • This is up to your excellent standards , love the mythology take on the form

  • Gina C.4 months ago

    Wonderful in so many was!! Beautiful poetic flow and also I super appreciate that I always feel like I learn something in all your work!! I really enjoyed these Titans of the elements! 😍

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