Pallas (Πάλλας) is a Titan, associated with war, killed by Athena in the contest to fight for Zeus. Most sources indicate that he was the son of Crius and Eurybia, the brother of Astraeus and Perses, and the husband of Styx. He was the father of Zelus, Nike, Kratos, and Bia.[1] In addition, he has been named as the father of Scylla, Fontes, and Lacus.[2] Alternatively, he was the son of Megamedes, and father of Selene,[3] and is also recorded as the father of Eos.[4]

The city Pellene, in Achaea, was named after Pallas.[5]

"Pallas" was so common a title of Athena that in Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven', the Raven of the title sits forever on a bust of "Pallas", which here refers to Pallas Athena.


  1. Hesiod. Theogony, 375-383.
  2. Hyginus.
  3. Homeric Hymn IV To Hermes, Line 100.
  4. Ovid. Fasti, 4.373.
  5. Pausanias. Description of Greece, 7.26.12.
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