This is a list of certain main groups of beings along with terrestrial species. Martial, medical, musical and other orders which do not play major parts in the Chronicles may be mentioned but otherwise do not figure in the histories.
Finally, any mention of the Titans must at least describe their foundational role in modern human history and religion. Even with Luciferan meddling, the Mukalian civilization was essentially Titanic. Atlantis, which was a Luciferian-Titanic-human offshoot of Mukalia, followed late and was short-lived in comparison, ending after 10,000 B.C with the submergence of Atlantis and the separation of the Twin Planets. Atlas the Titan is said to have played a major role in the separation. After that we hear of him no longer, so he must have been cast down into the Underworld, whether Earth I or IIís, it is not known. On both planets, the demise of Atlantis inaugurated the Modern Age and the birth of classic, "benchmark" human civilizations patterned somewhat after Atlantis. After the ďGolden AgesĒ of Mukalia and Atlantis, fully human states took precedence, beginning with the Old Kingdom of Egypt, the city-states of Sumer, and the Indus River civilization, cultures which are mistakenly called "ancient" by academics to this day.
But the Titans, even after their disappearance, continued to affect human society most powerfully. Titans acting as overlords of Mukalia and Atlantis have come down to human society as the so-called Olympian gods of Greece. Other nations used differing names for the same Titans. Much of the Greek account of them reads quite childish and whimsical to an adult reader, but the Titans were quite godlike as compared to humanity. Chronos, Rheia, Zeus (Roman: Jupiter), Prometheus, Poseidon, Apollo, Athena, Hercules, Ares, Perseus, Hermes, Hera, Demeter, Artemis (Diana to the Romans), Persephone, Hades, Aphrodite, Dionysios, Hyperion, Ophion, Eurynome, Themis, Mnemosyne, Okeanos, Koios, Maia, Clymene, Calypso, Iapetus, Astraeus, and many others were all Titans. The Greeks, thinking them gods or, as in the case of Hercules and Dionysios, part human and thus semi-divine, passed on all we know of the terrestrial Titanic race. They worshiped all the Titans, more or less, despite their very conspicuous loss and corruption of intellectual and moral fiber. But the Greeks were too clear-eyed to gloss over the faults and flaws of anyone, even if he seemed a "god". Since the Titans' decay could not be overlooked by Greek worshipers, the whole pantheon of Titanic "deities" eventually began to fade out of both Greek estimation and culture as time went on. It was one thing to take a flawed "god" with a grain of salt, but when the salt poured? The chief poets and playwrights were quick to point out Olympian foibles, rivalries, and immoralities.
The Titan gods' more shining characteristics, which had awed less sophisticated Greek citizenry in earlier times, could not save them from withering scorn and laughter. By the time of Christ, however, Greek tolerance and incredulity waned to the point where educated people no longer held to the Olympian gods as genuine divinities. Gods, for purposes of state, came back into human society only when imperial rulers were deified by the Roman Senate. But, unlike the depraved Nero or Caligula or the aptly named Commodus who fooled nobody into genuine worship, the Titans of Mount Olympus had once been worshiped on the Twin Worlds.
Perhaps that was their undoing, as they became very prideful and arrogant during the last millenium of their domicile. Mistakenly thought to be divine, later quarantined and confined out of sight and underground, they still remain far too much a part of human culture and literature to be ignored or forgotten. And should humanity forget, there survive here and there on the Earths archives of lost Atlantis. Not all Titans roamed free--for Hades was a prison for some of the worst from early on. Prometheus was imprisoned somewhere in the Caucasus Mountains, later set free by Hercules, the Greeks said. But actually he never left Hades after being thrown there and chained to the granite rocks. Would Percy Bysshe Shelley ever have championed him in his poem if he had seen how truly wretched (deservedly so) Prometheus was in Hades?
The Gorgons have many servants. One is an Algolian spider-scorpion, a pygmy cave-Arachnid utilized by the Titan Atlas to weave the special cloth preferred by Titans. Isolated by the fall of the Titans, they grew restless on their over-heated planets and enlisted the help of a powerful Geminus to gain control of a new homeland; another subsidiary ally was the Nergalians of the Cygnusian star system (so-named by Babylonian magi observing Cygnus's peculiar qualities because Nergal was the god of war and plague, the consort of Ereshkigal, goddess of the Babylonian underworld). Super-intelligent and telepathic, they evidenced hunting characteristics as well. Gorgonic predation was an especially strong point with them. Though only two in number (if you don't count the still living head of Medusa), they and their cohorts proved capable of capturing whole worlds; in astonomy Algol is a star system called the Demon Stars (again: visible to the naked eye in Earth Iís north-polar hemisphere; for a description of the Algolian species, see the Appendix, Vol. II)
Algol is also the second brightest star, actually a binary, in the Constellation of Perseus. A variable double star, its fluctuations can be observed on Earth I with the naked eye though it is 100 light-years from Earth. Its two stars revolve around each other in 2 days, 20 hours, and 49 minutes. The brighter of the two stars is 100 times brighter than Earth's sun, making it a supergiant star. When the darker star moves in front of the brighter one, a dimming takes place. This decline in luminosity by a factor of about 3 is clearly visible on Earth. The two variable stars comprise "Medusa's eyes." The one in the right eye is Algol, the Demon Star.
Despite the dismal record of the species, the Centauri remain most difficult to classify. Is it an order of monsters or magnificence? Chiron was not a monster, and he definitely was magnificent. To do him honor, he is placed forever among Earth's stars as the Constellation Sagittarius, the Archer. This constellation contains two navigational stars, Nunki and Kaus Australis. The noteworthy splendor of this part of Earth Iís sky comes from the position of Sagittarius as it points toward the billions of stars clustering at the heart-center of the Milky Way. Also, see the Star Map for Earth II (Appendix) for the Blue Centaurus Constellation. The centaur for which the constellation is named, Chiron, is connected in the Chronicles with yet another Constellation, or rather, a nebula called the Black Crystal Nebula, and there is a brief encounter between this Chiron and a human fallen into the Underworld.
It is useless to speculate what happened to these and many more creatures, for whatever in truth they were nearly all of them disappeared not long after the onset of the Modern Era and are to be found in the Underworld, if they weren't first destroyed by the hand of man. Poets and writers continue to spread their beauty or ugliness, fame or ill-fame from one generation to the next.
Rebellious in spirit, affecting neutrality when it actually cloaked self-interest, they separated their affairs from their Luciferan progenitor when universal conflict broke out in the War of Heaven. For a time, it seemed that neutrality and self-interest might save the terrestrial Titans, but a chief among them took sides with the losing faction. Because of that, most were drawn into supporting their Father, the rebel Cherub Lucifer. When he was thrown out of Heaven, they lost position with him and were confined deep underground on both Earths (by this time the twin Earths had Underworlds for such long-term confinements).
Life, on the surface, went on. The remaining Titans, those who had not joined in the war, mingled with some tribes of the human race and constructed on both Earths the mother civilization of Mukalia. Called "incomparable," this civilization evolved, in the Twins' geologic time scale, late in the Pleistocene Epoch, or about 100,000 years B.C. There were two Mukalias--mother civilizations--one on each planet, but the Land Bridge made them one. Ruin came, however, when Lucifer, Prince of Earth, perverted the Mukalian Human-Titans. The Mukalian civilizations were finally eradicated. But giants survived their collapse. They were plentiful up to the time of Noah, when they were all destroyed in the Great Flood along with humanity. Until then they enjoyed great prestige and wealth, ranking with royalty in their privileges, which rather corrupted them.
Though all were drowned or otherwise killed by lightning, the race wasw later birthed back into existence through the wife of Ham, whose parentage was probably contaminated with giant ancestry and interbreeding. Such survived in human society as late as the time of King David of the Israelites in the 11th century B.C The giants continued huge and unwieldly in size, losing the advantage of swiftness after the decompression of Earth in the Great Mubbul.
Og, King of Bashan, had a bedstead nine cubits long (or more than thirteen feet, if a cubit is eighteen inches). Hebron, perhaps Asia's earliest inhabited city, located in the mountains of southern Palestine, was first named Kiriath; later it became Kiriath-arba, for Arba the giant came to live in the city, and his name brought Kiriath both fame and protection.
The stripling Elhanan (David) achieved immortal fame by killing Goliath of Gath.
A champion of the Philistines, Goliath was large and powerful enough to have been a descendent of the Nephilim, and he had four brothers (the reason for Elhanan's gathering five smooth stones from a streambed for his sling).
In Greek accounts we also find many giants at large, for though the Titans had left human history, giants were still very much alive in the earth.
Theseus, who slew a bull-headed man called the Minotaur with his bare hands, drew and quartered the giant Sinis. This was appropriate punishment. Sinis was called the Pine Bender for his trick of drawing and quartering his victims by tieing them to pine trees he had bent to the ground. He got the best of another giant named Sciron by banging him over the head with his own footbath and then pushing him over the cliff edge.
Sciron's speciality was kicking unwary people over the cliff to their deaths after forcing them to wash his stinking feet. A huge tortoise waited below for the victim, and Sciron, appropriately again, was its last meal. It is fitting that when the tortoise died, it in turn was devoured by this animal that is extinct now but was once fairly common in waste and wilderness places, where it utilized the rooting and scavenging abilities of a warthog and rat combined in one horrible beast.