This is the Titan Hyperion. For the publishing company, see Hyperion Books.
|Lord of the East|
|Titan of Light|
Eos, Helios, and Selene (children)
|Hair Color||Any color|
|Greek/Roman form||Sun (Roman)|
|Appearances||The Last Olympian|
|“||I will not be toyed with!||”|
–Hyperion, 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.
Like 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.
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.
- He possesses the standard powers of a Titan and, next to Atlas, is the greatest Titan warrior.
- He can blast things hundreds of yards away from himself with a yell or a swish of the hand.
- He can walk on water.
- He has enhanced Speed.
- He possesses Pyrokinesis.
- He possesses Photokinesis.
- In the old days, four corners of the world, Hyperion, Koios, Krios, and Iapetus. Hyperion was the east - the most powerful.
- A moon of Saturn is named after Hyperion.
- Hyperion is weaker when he's wet (as shown in The Last Olympian); possibly because the water is contradicting with his element of fire.
- Hyperion, Titan of Light, is also the name of Hyperion Books.