Now aloft by the side of Zeus the gods sat in council, conferring across Olympus' golden floor as noble Hebe poured them rounds of nectar.
They lifted golden beakers, pledging each other warmly, gazing down on Troy ... But Aphrodite here with her everlasting laughter always stands by Paris and drives the deadly spirits from her man.
THE TITANES (Titans) were six elder gods named Kronos (Cronus), Koios (Coeus), Krios (Crius), Iapetos (Iapetus), Hyperion and Okeanos (Oceanus), sons of Ouranos (Uranus, Sky) and Gaia (Gaea, Earth), who ruled the cosmos before the Olympians came to power.
When their father was king he imprisoned six giant brothers of the Titanes--the Kyklopes (Cyclopes) and Hekatonkheires (Hecatoncheires)--in the belly of Earth.
Four of them--Hyperion, Krios, Koios and Iapetos--were posted at the four corners of the earth to hold Sky fast, while Kronos in the centre castrated him with an adamantine sickle.