Titaness


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Ti·tan·ess

 (tīt′n-ĭs)
n. Greek Mythology
One of the daughters of Gaea and Uranus who sought to rule heaven and were overthrown and supplanted by Zeus.
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Noun1.Titaness - (Greek mythology) any of the primordial giant goddesses who were offspring of Uranus (heaven) and Gaea (earth) in ancient mythology
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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Moneta, Keats's prophetic Titaness, distinguishes between those humanists and men of action "to whom the miseries of the world / Are misery, and will not let them rest" and those dreamers who "thoughtless sleep away their days." (8) This dichotomization of weaker and less important to stronger and more important is similar to the one Tennyson posed between "Tithonus" and "Ulysses." As a poet, and as the dreamer of the dream with which "The Fall of Hyperion" begins, Keats (or his narrator) worries that he is a mere dreamer, and his anxiety is exacerbated when Moneta tells him that poetry must itself be rigorously distinguished from mere dreaming.