This is the Titan Hyperion. For the publishing company, see Hyperion Books.
|Lord of the East|
|Titan of Light|
|Titan of the Sun, Light, and Power|
Theia (wife and sister)
|Hair Color||Any color|
|Weapons|| Gold sword |
|Greek/Roman form||Hyperion (Roman)|
|Appearances|| The Last Olympian|
The House of Hades
|“||I am Hyperion, I am -||”|
–Hyperion, to Percy in The Last Olympian
Hyperion is the Titan of light and is the father of Eos, Helios, and Selene by Theia, the Titaness of sight and enlightenment. Hyperion's name means "watcher from above" or "he who goes above" from the Greek words hyper and iôn. One of the twelve original Titans, Hyperion was imprisoned in Tartarus after the Titanomachy and was eventually released during the Second Titan War to fight against Olympus. His Roman form is Sun.
HistoryLike his siblings, Hyperion was born to Gaea and Ouranos, the respective personifications of the earth and sky. When Kronos was going to dethrone his father, Hyperion was one of the four Titans that held the sky still, making sure that it wouldn't fall. The reason why he is the Lord of the East is because he was responsible for that part of the sky, hence why the sun always rises from the east. He later took his sister, Theia, as his wife and fathered the dawn, moon, and sun gods by her. Hyperion fought for Kronos in the first war against the Olympians and was cast, along with many of the Titans, into Tartarus after their defeat.
Hyperion is first seen in a dream of Percy's on Mount Tamalpais talking to Krios about Prometheus and the trap for the Olympians. He also mocks Atlas, who is complaining saying he wants to fight and someone should take the sky from him. Therefore Atlas can stand a chance against the gods.
Hyperion is the other Titan besides Kronos shown fighting in the Battle of Manhattan (as Prometheus doesn't fight). He leads an army consisting of Scythian Dracanae, demigods, and Laistrygonian giants into Central Park, where he is intercepted by Percy, the Athena Cabin, Artemis' hunters and the nature spirits led by Grover and Leneus. He duels Percy, who creates a hurricane that douses his fire power, long enough for Hyperion to be trapped in a maple tree by the satyrs and nymphs. It is unknown if Hyperion is able to escape from the tree when reaching his full form, or to reform at a later time in Tartarus.
He was first seen in while he was reforming, in a huge golden bubble. While Bob (Iapetus), Annabeth Chase and Percy Jackson were roaming in Tartarus, they came across a bubble where Hyperion was being reformed. Bob sees how similar they look. Percy tells Bob that he was his brother and that they both were Titans. He convinces Bob that he was a good Titan while Hyperion was bad who had tried to kill him and other innocent beings. Bob agrees and stabs Hyperion's bubble with his broom. Later, it is shown that Hyperion reforms somewhere else in Tartarus and guards the Doors of Death with his brother Krios. He hates just guarding the Doors and wants to go to the mortal world. Shortly before Percy, Annabeth and Iapetus arrive, he and Krios had transported the Giants,including Enceladus, Polybotes, Alcyoneus, Otis and Ephialtes out of Tartarus through the Doors, along with countless monsters out of Tartarus. Krios calls Tartarus a "stinking pit," which makes Tartarus destroy both him and Hyperion.
Hyperion was cruel and arrogant, like all of his brothers. Hyperion, however, seemed especially brutal, like his brother Kronos, and even admits that he would have wielded the scythe against Ouranos himself, had he had the chance.
Hyperion is described by Percy to be strong and tall with eyes like miniature suns with a harsh light. He reminded Percy of Apollo except his light is harsher. He was wearing golden armor and wielded a long golden sword (possibly made of Imperial Gold) during his brief battle with Percy. Imperial Gold is mostly used by Romans from Camp Jupiter.
- Prowess in Battle: As an Elder Titan, and an elder brother of Kronos, Hyperion had enhanced strength, and was considered second in power only to Kronos. He engaged in a fierce duel with Percy, who was only able to face him after getting the Curse of Achilles. Even so, Percy still had to augment his strength with a hurricane to bring the mighty Titan down.
- Titanic Energy: Like all Titans, Hyperion can blast things hundreds of yards away from himself with a yell or a wave of the hand.
- He can walk on water.
- Pyrokinesis: As the Titan of the Light, he has divine authority and absolute control over fire.
- He can set himself on fire.
- He can put out a Greek fire bomb with his hand.
- Photokinesis: As the Titan of Light, he has divine authority and absolute control over light.
- He can can surround himself with blinding, harsh light.
- He can travel at the speed of light.
- In the old days, when he and his brothers Koios (North), Krios (South) and Iapetus (West) controlled the four corners of the world, Hyperion was the East - the most powerful of the four, second only to Kronos.
- A moon of Saturn is named after Hyperion.
- Hyperion is weaker when he's wet (as shown in The Last Olympian); because the water is contradicting with his element of fire.
- Hyperion, the Titan of Light, is also the name of Hyperion Books.