E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The sun, so called by Ovid and Virgil.
And fleckëd Darkness like a drunkard reels
From forth Days path and Titans flery wheels.
Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, ii. 3.
The Titans. The children of Heaven and Earth, who, instigated by their mother, deposed their father, and liberated from Tartaros their brothers the Hundred-handed giants, and the Cyclopes. (Classic mythology.)