A person or thing of very great strength, intellect, or importance.‘a titan of American industry’
- ‘the break-up reduced the political clout of a corporate titan’
Early 17th century from Titan.
Any of the older gods who preceded the Olympians and were the children of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaia (Earth). Led by Cronus, they overthrew Uranus; Cronus' son, Zeus, then rebelled against his father and eventually defeated the Titans.‘He was one of the Titans, the children of Gaia and Ouranos, Earth and Sky.’
- ‘They survived the war between the Titans and the Olympians and became servants of Zeus.’
- ‘Thrust it down, below the depths of Tartarus, into the lightless prison of the Titans!’
- ‘In Greek mythology, he had been torn apart by Titans but was always regenerated, like the vines in spring.’
- ‘The rest of Saturn's moons are named after individual Titans like Enceladus and Mimas.’
The largest satellite of Saturn (diameter 5,150 km), the fifteenth closest to the planet, discovered by C. Huygens in 1655. It is unique in having a hazy atmosphere of nitrogen, methane, and oily hydrocarbons.