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In "Greek mythology, Pallas ("/ˈpæləs/; "Greek: Πάλλας) was one of the "Titans. According to "Hesiod, he was the son of "Crius and "Eurybia, the brother of "Astraeus and "Perses, the husband of "Styx, and the father of "Zelus ("Zeal" or "Emulation"), "Nike ("Victory"), "Kratos ("Strength" or "Power"), and "Bia ("Might" or "Force").[1] "Hyginus says that Pallas, whom he calls "the giant", also fathered with Styx: "Scylla, Fontes ("Fountains") and Lacus ("Lakes").[2] Pallas was sometimes regarded as the Titan god of warcraft and of the springtime campaign season.[3][4]

The "Homeric Hymn to Hermes makes the moon goddess "Selene (usually the daughter of the Titans "Hyperion and "Theia), the daughter of a Pallas, son of (otherwise unknown) Megamedes, which is possibly the same as this Pallas.[5] "Ovid uses the patronymic "Pallantias" or "Pallantis" as another name for "Aurora, the Roman equivalent of the Greek "Eos ("Dawn"), who was the sister of Selene; Ovid apparently regarding Aurora (or Eos) as the daughter of (or otherwise related to) Pallas.[6]

The "Suda in discussing "Athena's epithet "Pallas" suggests a possible derivation "from brandishing (pallein) the spear".[7] The geographer "Pausanias reports that "Pellene, a city in "Achaea, was claimed by its inhabitants to be named after Pallas, while the "Argives claimed it was named for the Argive Pellen.[8]


  1. ^ Hard, p. 49; "Hesiod. "Theogony, 375-383; "Apollodorus, 1.2.2, 1.2.4. Compare with "Pausanias, 8.18.1–2.
  2. ^ "Hyginus, "Fabulae, preface.
  3. ^ Daly, Greek and Roman, p. 109.
  4. ^ "PALLAS: Greek Titan god of warcraft". 
  5. ^ Hard, p. 46; Vergados, p. 313; Hymn to Hermes (4), 99 f.
  6. ^ "Ovid, "Fasti, 4.373, "Metamorphoses 9.418, 15.191, 700; Frazer, p. 292; Keightley, p. 62; Vergados, p. 313; York, p. 39; Smith, "Pallantias".
  7. ^ Suda s.v. Παλλάς (Pallas).
  8. ^ "Pausanias, 7.26.12.


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