colossus, behemoth, giant, heavyweight, titan(noun)
a person of exceptional importance and reputation
(Greek mythology) any of the primordial giant gods who ruled the Earth until overthrown by Zeus; the Titans were offspring of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth)
the largest of the satellites of Saturn; has a hazy nitrogen atmosphere
Something or someone of very large stature, greatness, or godliness.
Any of the giant gods in Greek mythology who preceded the Olympian gods.
The largest moon of the planet Saturn.
Origin: From Τιτάν.
In Greek mythology, the Titans were a primeval race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age. They were immortal beings of incredible strength and stamina and were also the first pantheon of Greek gods and goddesses. In the first generation of twelve Titans, the males were Oceanus, Hyperion, Coeus, Cronus, Crius, and Iapetus and the females - the Titanesses - were Mnemosyne, Tethys, Theia, Phoebe, Rhea and Themis. The second generation of Titans consisted of Hyperion's children Eos, Helios, and Selene; Coeus's daughters Leto and Asteria; Iapetus's children Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius; Oceanus' daughter Metis; and Crius's sons Astraeus, Pallas, and Perses. The Titans were overthrown by a race of younger gods, the Olympians, in the Titanomachy. This represented a mythological paradigm shift that the Greeks may have borrowed from the Ancient Near East.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tī′tan, Titanic, tī-tan′ik, adj. relating to the Titans, giants of mythology, sons and daughters of Uranus (heaven) and Gæa (earth), enormous in size and strength: gigantic, huge generally.—n. Tī′tan, any of the descendants of the Titans, as Prometheus: the sun personified: any one of commanding forces or ability:—fem. Tī′taness.—adj. Titanesque′, like the Titans, Titanic in character.—n. Titanom′achy, the battle of the Titans with the gods.
taint, 'taint, tinta
The numerical value of TITAN in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of TITAN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
She wasn't always sort of this political titan figure.
We lost a true titan today, one who pioneered an art form and fostered a whole generation of artists.
In the future, perhaps we will discover some 'exo-Titan' among exoplanets, making our Titan the prototype of a new class of celestial objects.
For the worlds where our current best explanation for their flat spectra is a planet-wide haze layer, though, our observations show that Titan's haze isn't a good analogy for whatever makes up the haze on these distant worlds, some other kind of haze, with different properties for interacting with light, could explain the flat spectrum.
But that fact allows us to use computer simulations to tease out the history of Saturn’s inner moons, doing so, we find that they were most likely born during the most recent 2 percent of the planet’s history. Related : Saturn's largest moon Titan is bursting with color Researchers had long thought Saturn’s rings were as old as the planet itself. But that thinking changed in 2012, when French astronomers found that tidal effects – the gravitational interaction of the inner moons with fluids deep in Saturn’s interior – are causing them to spiral to larger orbital radii comparatively quickly. The implication, given their present positions, is that these moons, and presumably the rings, are not so old. That still did n’t answer exactly when they were born. Cuk and his team turned to results from NASA’s Cassini mission, which has observed ice geysers on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Assuming that the energy powering these geysers comes directly from tidal interactions and that Enceladus ’ level of geothermal activity is more or less constant, then the tides within Saturn are quite strong. According to the team’s analysis, these would move the satellite by the small amount indicated by the simulations in only about 100 million years. Related : Cassini probe takes' cosmic bulls-eye' of Saturn moons Enceladus, Tethys This would date the formation of the major moons of Saturn, with the exception of more distant Titan and Iapetus, to the relatively recent Cretaceous Period, the era of the dinosaurs.
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- titàCatalan, Valencian
- 巨人, タイタンJapanese
- тита́н, исполи́н, исполинRussian
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