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Greek Titans w. Dr. William Hansen

In Greek mythology, the Titans reigned over the cosmos before the existence of humans, and preceded the Olympian Gods. Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies & Folklore, Indiana University, Bloomington, Dr. William Hansen, joins the show to explain more.

Some topics explored

  • What existed before the Titans;
  • Who the Greek Titans were, and how they came into existence;
  • What disposition they had;
  • Their pantheon;
  • The ten-year war between the Titans and Olympus Gods (known, academically, as Titanomachy), and how the Titans were eventually deposed of by the Olympians;
  • What the "succession myth" is;
  • What a "migration story" is;
  • How mythology in Greece was established

Listen to the episode

The episode can be streamed below and is also available on major podcast apps: Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Amazon Music.

Show Notes

About Dr. Hansen

  • Fellow of the American Folklore Society, 2010 ff.

  • Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies & Folklore, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2005 ff.

  • Co-Director, Program in Mythology Studies, IUB, 1998-2005

  • Chair, Classical Studies, IUB, 1997-2005

  • Professor of Classical Studies & Folklore, IUB, 1992-2005

  • Associate Dean of the Faculties, IUB, 1986‑1992

  • Professor of Classical Studies & Fellow of the Folklore Institute, IUB, 1985‑1992

  • Associate Professor of Classical Studies & Fellow of the Folklore Institute, IUB, 1977‑1985

  • Assistant Professor of Classical Studies & Fellow of the Folklore Institute, IUB, 1970‑77 

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