Coeus is a Titan personification of intelligence. His name means “he who asks questions”. He is locked in Tartarus ever after the rebellion of Zeus against his father. Coeus had a good relationship with his father, Uranus, when he was still in charge of the universe. He is said to channel prophecies on behalf of the Sky Titan.

He is the son of Gaia and Uranus, just like his sister-wife Phoibe. Together, they resembled all knowledge on Earth and in the Heavens. Their union would lead to two children: Asteria and Leto. Both their children and grandchildren inherited their prophetic powers. One of those grandchildren would turn out to be Apollo: the oracle of Delphi.