Who’s Who in the Children of Khaos

Some of the answers below may contain spoilers to the books and series.
This page was updated 4/10/2019

The Protogenoi

The Protogenoi are primeval immortal beings whose emergence into creation formed the very fabric of the Universe. They are the first-born children of Khaos (the Primordial Nothingness) and for the most part are purely elemental beings that have the ability to appear in the form of a man or woman.

  • Tartarus, God of the Underworld: Often considered the great stormy pit which lay beneath the roots of the earth, the worst creatures are imprisoned in the depths of his prison.
  • Eros, God of Love and Procreation: Eros, the Life-Bringer, fell in love with Dione and conceived a child he wouldn’t know existed until centuries after her birth. Lord of the cupids, his people spread love and sex wherever they go.
  • Eris, Goddess of Discord and Strife: Eris has always loved a good fight and seeks it out whenever she can, it really doesn’t matter who sides she’s on because that is usually her own. Her pet project of late seems to be the Iron Queen Persephone and her son Hades.
  • Thanatos, Spirit of Death: The Death Daemon Thanatos is one of the most frightening gods in the world. He’s old, powerful, has the ability to rip a soul from it’s host, and not surprisingly he doesn’t have a lot of friends. Most people are uneasy around him despite his teasing, youthful manner.

The Titans

The six sons of Ouranus (Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Iapetus, Hyperion and Coronus) overthrew their father Ouranus. They were in turn overthrown by Zeus at the end of a ten-year war and cast into Tartarus (except for Oceanus who remained neutral in the conflict). Some of their sons and grandsons were also called Titans.

  • Coronus
  • Rhea
  • Helios

The Olympians

Children of the Titans, the Olympians rose up against Coronus’ oppression and defeated the Titans, gaining the right over their own destinies.

  • Zeus, King of the Olympians and God of the Sky: Zeus is the youngest son of Rhea and Coronus, and raised by nymphs to protect him from his father who imprisoned his siblings. He freed his siblings and lead of the Olympian army against Titans.
  • Hera, Goddess of Marriage and Queen of Heaven: Hera is believed to be the youngest daughter of Rhea and Coronus, but the truth is far different then the myth. Hera was raised by Rhea to be the wife of her son Zeus and strong enough to rule the other gods at Zeus’ side. Queen of the gods and the goddess of marriage and family, Hera watches as her betroth constantly spurns her for other women.
  • Demeter, Goddess of Fertility, Agriculture, Nature, and the Seasons: Demeter is the middle daughter of Rhea and Coronus, and mother of Persephone and Kora. When her daughter, Persephone, is kidnapped, the world is thrown into chaos and perpetual winter as she seeks her daughter, only to find that Hades has taken her.
  • Hestia, Goddess of Hearth and Family: Hestia is the oldest daughter of Rhea and Coronus, and a virgin goddess who helped Demeter raise her twins. She sought out the aid of Rhea in returning Persephone’s magic and memories.
  • Poseidon, God of the Sea and Earthquakes: Brother of Zeus, Poseidon is in love with one woman and betrothed to another. Poseidon finds taking the advice of the goddess of love is far harder to do when faced with the lovely Medusa.
  • Hephaestus, God of Fire and the Smith: Hephaestus is the outcast son of Hera and Zeus, raised by Thetis on the island of Lemnos, master blacksmith and craftsman of the god, and god of fire and the forge. He was captured during the War and tortured in Tartarus until he was freed by his lover. He’s been looking for the woman that saved him ever since. When he is ordered by Zeus to marry to Aphrodite, he’s not so sure that a life with Aphrodite is possible, after all she’s in love with his brother Ares.
  • Apollo, God of Light, Knowledge, Music, Poetry, and Prophecy: Apollo is the youngest child of Zeus and Leto, the twin brother of Artemis. He sought the hand of Persephone and was turned away.
  • Ares, God of War, Violence, and Bloodshed: Son of Zeus and Hera, Ares loves the game of domination and war. Swearing his revenge on all who have wronged him, he is unprepared for the one woman who can tame him. A woman who wields the strongest weapon, one he is helpless to deflect.
  • Hermes, Messenger of the Gods: Son of the nymph Maia and Zeus, Hermes is one of the youngest Olympians whose, barely older than Dionysus, Hermes is the god of commerce and thieves and messenger of the gods. Hermes thinks himself in love with Persephone.

The Demons 

  • Hades, King of the Underworld: Betrayed by Cronus and imprisoned in Tartarus for a thousand years, Hades is released by Zeus to fight in a war between the Titans and the Olympians. His reward for winning is a kingdom of his own, the Underworld. He kidnaps Persephone to protect her, making her his wife and Queen of the Underworld
  • Persephone, Queen of the Underworld: Daughter of Demeter and possibly Zeus, Persephone doesn’t remember her past or the accident that stole her memories and power. Rebelling against the control of her mother, she wants a chance to find out who she was and be who she is. She falls in love with Hades and is angry when he kidnaps her and proves that he is no different than those who try to control her.

The Nymphs

Minor goddess of nature, the Nymphs are considered weaker than the gods and closer to daemons, but they are more powerful then the gods realize. Controlling natural phenomena in their domain, they could rule the world if they were so inclined, however, they would rather party with the gods then rule them.

The Humans

Unbeknownst to the humans, they were created from clay by a child-goddess and given life. Coronus found the humans to be interesting and claimed them, giving their keeping to Prometheus. When the first one died, Coronus forced Rhea to accept their bodies as punishment for her defiance. Their souls were left to wander the Earth until a young goddess sought them out and made a home for the shades in the Underworld, creating a place for the good to rest and the evil to be punished.

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