Pallas (Titan)

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Titan Pallas

Mythological Origins

Greek/Roman God of Warfare.

A Titan who fought against Zeus's rebellion. Father of Zelos (Emulation) Nike (Victory) Kratos (Strength) Bia (Force) Selene (Moon) Eos (Dawn) by Styx (Hate).

Some tradition also holds that he was the father of Athene, by whom he was slain.

Pausanias, Description of Greece 7. 26. 12 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) : "The city [Pellene, Akhaia] got its name, according the the Pellenians, from Pallas, who was, they say, one of the Titanes.”
Hesiod, Theogony 383 ff : "And Styx the daughter of Okeanos was joined to Pallas and bare Zelos (Emulation) and trim-ankled Nike (Victory) in the house. Also she brought forth Kratos (Strength) and Bia (Force), wonderful children."
Homeric Hymn 4 to Hermes 100 ff (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C7th - 4th B.C.) : "Bright Selene (the Moon), daughter of the lord Pallas, Megamedes' son, had just climbed her watch-post."
Ovid, Fasti 4. 373 ff (trans.Boyle) (Roman poetry C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) : "When Pallantis [Eos the Dawn, daughter of Pallas] next gleams in heaven and stars flee and Luna’s [Selene the Moon’s] snow-white horses are unhitched."
Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 38 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : "[In the War of the Gigantes :] She [Athene] stripped the skin off Pallas and used it to protect her own body during the battle."


Pallas the Channeler

Titanus Pallas was born at the end of the 5th Age, the Age of Gods as the son of the ruling Channelers.

Not much is known about Titanus Pallas's childhood or upbringing. All that is known is that he married into an ancient channelling bloodline and raised 7 children. Two boys and five girls.

He was launched into the annals of immortal history at the dawn of the 6th Age, when the Titan-Olympian War broke out. The Pallas family, foremost among them Titanus, gained a reputation for his military prowess, winning many key battles in the initial stages of the rebellion which hit the unsuspecting Titans hard and fast.

It was not until two centuries into the war that had spread across the globe that Pallas became the legend that is remembered. One by one his children turned to fight with the Olympians until only Zelos, Selene and Eos remained. It was then Titanus Pallas unleashed his harboured rage against the Olympians for seducing his children to their cause - in particular, his favourite daughter, Athene. For half a century Titanus Pallas wreaked havoc amongst the Olympians becoming infamous for his cool rage and merciless vengeance against his enemies so much so that they said he was wedded only to hate.

His life came to an end at the age of 553 when Athene, his own daughter ambushed and killed him. Little is known about the actual events that took place that day, but echoes of the battle that took place still ring throughout the halls of history.

Children

Kratos: The eldest of the Pallas family. He was famed for his extreme strength in the One Power. He was not a military man like his father, but his power was deemed invaluable and he took part in many operations for the 'Gods' early on. He was the last of the children to turn against the 'Gods'.

Selene: The second born and eldest girl of the family. Selene was a master of ''Tel'aran'rhoid'' surpassed by few. Her role in the wars is unknown, but it is likely she played only a minor role in events, preferring to steer clear of fighting.

Nike: Nike was a charismatic, influential woman, not unskilled in the arts of war. Her passionate defence of all she valued was famous. She was a figurehead for the 'Gods' and later the rebels, inspiring masses so that her name was synonymous with victory. She was the second to turn to the rebels after her sister, Athene.

Bia: The dark horse of the family. Unlike Nike or Kratos, she was neither charismatic nor particularly powerful in the One Power. However, she was no less vigorous in his efforts in the war. They say Bia was the backbone of the three siblings (Kratos, Nike and her)

Eos: Eos was a great advocate for negotiation and peace. She did not approve of her father's ire in the latter years, but she held the rebels primarily at fault for initiating the war. It is said she was the hope of all who wished for peace. It was also said that nobody could stop the destructive war that had spanned centuries unless it was Eos. In the end, however, she failed.

Zelos: Zelos did little to distinguish himself in a time of warfare, although his aptitude for illusion gained him some measure of renown. He took neither side in the war, choosing to distance himself from what he saw as a foolish struggle that would only end in anguish.

Athene: The youngest of the family and Titanus's treasured child. She was also the first to betray her father after being seduced by one of the rebels. Athene is not to be confused with the Goddess of Greek mythology. The similarities in name caused confusion and distortion of their identities. Beyond her fame for killing her own father, little else is known about the treasured Athene.

Pallas's Soul

Titanus Pallas claimed to be 'the man who discovered war' reborn, and apparently had some understanding of the soul's reincarnations.

Pallas's soul is known to be reborn in three of the seven ages.

The First Age: Currently reincarnated as Michael Vellas.

The Second Age: Born towards the end of the Age when the need for war arises.

The Third Age: No known incarnations.

The Fourth Age: No known incarnations.

The Fifth Age: Born as Pallas at the end of the Age.

The Sixth Age: Dies as Pallas in the early stages of the Age.

The Seventh Age: No known incarnations.