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Animated Crius

Crius in later form

Crius was a Titan who had a relatively favorable view of humans more. He was one of the many titans turned to stone when the Olympians won the war against them ages ago. Crius was released by Gabrielle and was later killed by his brother Hyperion over a disagreement over humans. (XWP: "The Titans")

Another Crius, or possibly the same one in a different form, was a wind Titan. This version appeared to be rather dim and seemed to be romantically linked to Mnemosyne. He is dark blue in color, with a light grey underbelly and hands and small horns. In some scenes he is portrayed as having a pot belly and in others he is in relatively good shape. His form is later altered by Hera, giving him large wings, a VERY loud scream and more wind related abilities, this transformation leaves him, as more of an animal than the others, walking on all fours and speaking in only screams. He is the least reluctant of the group to accept these new forms, actually going so far as to say in his sleep "no, I dont want to change". He is the first of the group to be thrown into Tartarus. (Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus)

BackgroundEdit

  • Crius was portrayed by Edward Campbell in Xena and voiced by Ted Raimi in the animated film.
  • The differences between the two characters (and if they are meant to be the same) are never explained. It should be noted, however, that Crius is never referred to by name in the animated film: like Tethys, his name is only seen in the credits. It's possible the name was taken at random without realizing it had already been used.
  • Mythologically, Crius is the least-understood of the titans. He is known to be the father of the minor gods Astraios, Pallas, and Perses. His grandchildren are therefore the stars and the winds, Zeus's personal attendants (Zelus, Nike, Kratos and Bia) and Hecate.

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